Irish potato


Examples of Irish potato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His great-grandfather, orphaned during the Irish potato famine, came to San Francisco in 1853. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 8 May 2024 Mid-February responsibilities ... ▪ Plant Cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower), also Irish potatoes into a sunny, well-draining garden location. Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Feb. 2024 Dent grew wheat, Indian corn, oats and Irish potatoes. John Reeves, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Dec. 2023 Being present was a major challenge during the Irish potato famine of 1845. Heather Havrilesky, New York Times, 12 May 2023 Controlling Late Blight in Tomatoes The same fungus-like microbe that causes late blight on tomatoes today is responsible for the devastating Irish potato famine of the 1840s. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 May 2023 Also be sure to sample the boxty, which are homemade Irish potato cakes served with sour cream and scallions. Alexa Gagosz,, 10 Mar. 2023 The state’s attorney general is investigating the closure of Quinnipiac University’s Great Irish Hunger Museum, which shut its doors permanently in August after nine years dedicated to study of what’s commonly known as the Irish potato famine. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 Halloween traditions came to the US via Irish immigrants around the mid-19th century, amid the Irish potato famine. Noah Sheidlower and Radhika Marya, CNN, 31 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Irish potato was in 1664

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“Irish potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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