Irish potato


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Irish potato an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Irish potato the ordinary white potato, so called because it is a favorite article of food in Ireland.
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In literature:

For potatoes (that is Irish potatoes) I regard it as a specific manure.
"Guano" by Solon Robinson
The white, or Irish, potato is usually propagated from pieces of the potato itself.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
We ate bacon, greens, Irish potatoes and such as we git now.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
They allus planted Irish potatoes the second time in one season.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
We found it somewhat like an Irish potato, and exceedingly good.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
With these emigrants was brought the Irish potato, and first planted in the spring of 1719.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Florida farmers are now planting Irish potatoes.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
The earliest crop to strive for, beside the gardens, was the Irish potato, which they had never raised.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
Much has been said of the dietetic habits of the Irish, of late years, especially of their potato.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
It is called the Irish potato, because it was grown extensively first in Ireland.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden

In news:

Readers draw parallels between Irish potato famine, US economy.
Bruce's History Lessons: Irish potato famine raised ire.
It is well known that the Irish consider the potato a marvelous food.
Irish boxty is a potato cake made with mashed and grated potatoes, this version has a sprinkling of green onions.
At its most basic, an Irish stew slow-cooks together meat, potatoes, onions and water.
The complete genome of the pathogen that caused the infamous Irish potato famine and the recent loss of potato and tomato crops in the eastern United States has been sequenced.
As the annual potato harvest begins, Wisconsin growers continue to check their fields for late blight , the ferocious plant disease that caused the 1848 Irish potato famine and fueled massive emigration from Ireland.
The nickname was a sign of the English upper crust's annoyance at Irish immigrants — the first of whom were transplanted here by the potato famine — who planted cabbages in their front gardens.
With the humble potato as its culinary icon, Irish cuisine has not always inspired high expectations.
The Irish used to carve lanterns out of potatoes and turnips.
The Irish hunger for clout with crisps – potato chips – is going round the bend.
The menu includes appetizers such as Montauk oysters, tuna sashimi, "Irish nachos," which feature homemade potato chips with traditional nacho toppings, and lobster salad tacos.