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irish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irish  \I"rish\,  a.  [AS.  ?risc,  fr  ?ras  the  Irish.  Cf  {Aryan}, 
  {Erse}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Ireland  or  to  its  inhabitants;  produced 
  in  Ireland. 
 
  {Irish  elk}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Elk}. 
 
  {Irish  moss}. 
  a  (Bot.)  Carrageen. 
  b  A  preparation  of  the  same  made  into  a  blanc  mange. 
 
  {Irish  poplin}.  See  {Poplin}. 
 
  {Irish  potato},  the  ordinary  white  potato,  so  called  because 
  it  is  a  favorite  article  of  food  in  Ireland. 
 
  {Irish  reef},  or  {Irishman's  reef}  (Naut.),  the  head  of  a 
  sail  tied  up 
 
  {Irish  stew},  meat,  potatoes,  and  onions,  cut  in  small  pieces 
  and  stewed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irish  \I*rish"\,  n.  sing.  &  pl 
  1.  pl  The  natives  or  inhabitants  of  Ireland,  esp.  the  Celtic 
  natives  or  their  descendants. 
 
  2.  The  language  of  the  Irish;  the  Hiberno-Celtic. 
 
  3.  An  old  game  resembling  backgammon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Irish 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Ireland  or  its  people 
  [syn:  {Irish}] 
  n  1:  people  of  Ireland  or  of  Irish  extraction  [syn:  {Irish},  {Irish 
  people},  {the  Irish}] 
  2:  made  in  Ireland  chiefly  from  barley  [syn:  {Irish},  {Irish 
  whiskey},  {Irish  whisky}] 
  3:  the  Celtic  language  of  Ireland  [syn:  {Irish},  {Irish  Gaelic}] 




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