Irish stew

noun

: a stew having as its principal ingredients meat (such as lamb), potatoes, and onions in a thick gravy

Examples of Irish stew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And well, there’s Irish stew, beef bourguignon and so on, moving deeper into the stew category. Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Make this recipe for Irish stew for St. Patrick's Day (or any cozy day) and you'll be rewarded with a comforting bowl of tender meat and vegetables. Erin Hooker, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Mar. 2024 Customers rave on social media about the Irish stew and the appetizer plates of potato skins and onion rings, both popular during the NFL season, when Molly O’s fills with fans here to watch the games. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 4 Mar. 2024 While excellent French menus were enjoyed by many who were traveling, the queen dined on food brought from Windsor, including an Irish stew which was kept lukewarm in red flannel pouches hung from the carriages—an unappetizing practice that persisted on the queen’s subsequent visits to the south. Jonathan Miles, Town & Country, 5 Sep. 2023 The lunch menu includes Reubens, Irish stew, potato soup and corned beef and cabbage. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2023 On another visit, the Irish stew is all wrong, pale as the chowder and skimpy with lamb chunks amid the carrots and potatoes. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Feb. 2023 Recipes from the Homeland and Restaurant Eve, which features classic comfort food Irish recipes — like Irish stew and shepherd's pie — from an experienced chef. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 30 Jan. 2023 March is still chilly, so warm up with a classic Irish stew. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 13 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Irish stew was in 1799

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“Irish stew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20stew. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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