Irish potato

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Irish potato

(Plants) chiefly US another name for the potato


(pəˈteɪ toʊ, -tə)

n., pl. -toes.
1. Also called Irish potato , white potato. the edible tuber of a cultivated plant, Solanum tuberosum, of the nightshade family.
2. the plant itself.
[1545–55; < Sp patata white potato < Taino]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irish potato - an edible tuber native to South AmericaIrish potato - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
baked potato - potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries - strips of potato fried in deep fat
home fries, home-fried potatoes - sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
mashed potato - potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
Uruguay potato - similar to the common potato
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
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He said he would split open a raw Irish potato and stick the quarter in between and keep it there all night, and next morning you couldn't see no brass, and it wouldn't feel greasy no more, and so anybody in town would take it in a minute, let alone a hair-ball.
New York student Benjamin 'Benjy' Firester has won one of the United States' top young science prizes for his research on the devastating microorganism which caused the Irish Potato Famine, devising a computer model that could prevent it causing billions of dollars in lost crops every year.
At the height of the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, for instance, life expectancy dropped to 18.
Lack of&nbsp;genetic variability&nbsp;caused the infamous Irish Potato Famine from 1845 to 1852 where the population of potatoes, a primary constituent of the Irish diet, was infected by a disease called Phytophthora infestans.
Victoria ITV, 9pm DRAMA The Irish Potato Famine isn't the sexiest of topics for a Sunday night drama, but the reality of the horror across the sea is reaching the Palace and Victoria believes her government must act.
The soaring prices of Irish potato seeds has left smallholder farmers lamenting, triggering efforts by different stakeholders to a seek remedy.
He compares the banana fungus to the Irish Potato Blight, which destroyed potato crops in the mid-nineteenth century.
Among those taking part in the Liverpool protest was Vicki Worthington, who said St Luke's had been chosen because it has a memorial to those who suffered in the Irish potato famine.
Both subspecies are commonly associated with Irish potato tuber soft rot, but Erwinia carotovora subsp.
Other contenders included tri-color shepherd's pie (sweet potato, garlic potato and basil potato), shepherd's pie pot pie, Guinness beef stew, potato bacon soup, Irish potato pancakes, Reuben potatoes, Irish calzones and cucumber sandwiches.
That disease has plagued farmers for generations and triggered the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, the BBC reported.
A few miles from my daughter''s farmhouse in Donegal is the Irish Potato Centre, a genebank run by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, that has more than 400 varieties of praities.

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