Definition of pegasse in English:

pegasse

(also pegass)

noun

  • A dark, loose, peaty, acidic soil formed by decomposition of plant material and found chiefly in parts of Guyana.

Origin

Early 19th century. Origin uncertain; perhaps either from Spanish pegajoso sticky, or from Portuguese pegajoso, or perhaps derived from Spanish pegar in some other way.

Pronunciation

pegasse

/pɪˈɡas/