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3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Irish \I"rish\, adjective [AS. [imac]risc, fr. [imac]ras the Irish. Cf. {Aryan}, {Erse}.] Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.

{Irish elk}. (Zool.) 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Irish \I*rish"\, noun sing. & pl.

1. pl. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.

2. The language of the Irish; also called {Irish Gaelic} or the {Hiberno-Celtic}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. An old game resembling backgammon.

{get one's Irish up} to become angry. [PJC] Irish American

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people


1: people of Ireland or of Irish extraction [syn: {Irish}, {Irish people}]

2: whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley [syn: {Irish}, {Irish whiskey}, {Irish whisky}]

3: the Celtic language of Ireland [syn: {Irish}, {Irish Gaelic}]