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Mur·phy

 (mûr′fē)
n. pl. Mur·phies Slang
1. A Murphy game.
2. or murphy A potato.

[From Murphy, a common Irish name.]

murphy

(ˈmɜːfɪ)
n, pl -phies
(Plants) a dialect or informal word for potato
[C19: from the common Irish surname Murphy]

Murphy

(ˈmɜːfɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Alex. born 1939, English rugby league player and coach; scored 16 tries in 27 test matches for Great Britain (1958–71)
2. (Biography) Eddie, full name Edward Regan Murphy. born 1951, US film actor and comedian. His films include 48 Hours (1982), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), Dr Dolittle (1998), and, as a voice artist, the Shrek series of animated films (2001–10)
3. (Biography) William Parry. 1892–1987, US physician: with G. R. Minot, he discovered the liver treatment for anaemia and they shared, with G. H. Whipple, the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1934
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Murphy - an edible tuber native to South Americamurphy - 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
Translations

Murphy

[ˈmɜːfɪ] N Murphy's lawley f de la indefectible mala voluntad de los objetos inanimados
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