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1. See Scots-Irish. See Usage Note at Scottish.

Scotch′-I′rish adj.


or Scots-Irish

1. (used with a pl. v.) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.
2. of or pertaining to the Scotch-Irish.
usage: See Scotch.
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They were Scotch-Irish farmers from Virginia and Nova Scotia, and their very survival depended on the soil beneath their feet.
When Scotch-Irish immigrants started to settle in Maine in 1791, they brought potatoes along into what was to become one of the United States.
I see where I belong in a long line of Scotch-Irish ancestors.
About 1/3 of Washinton's army were Scotch-Irish and there were some Irish Catholics as well.
"Tennessee, particularly east Tennessee and North Carolina, is where a lot of the Scotch-Irish moved to the hills that reminded them of the Highlands.
For many years the site remained neglected until 1897 when McLeavy Brown, a Scotch-Irish barrister working for the Joseon government, suggested making the area into a Western-style park.
Potato patches first arrived in North America in 1719, courtesy of Scotch-Irish immigrants in New Hampshire, according to
I am an unenrolled Cherokee and Scotch-Irish, 100-percent-disabled American veteran.
He covers the roles of the Scotch-Irish in the lead up to the revolution, the enduring myths and realities of the Texas Revolution, the Genesis of the Alamo disaster, James Neill, David Crockett, and many other related subjects across the book's seven chapters.
Piqua and Old Chillicothe had been the ancestral territory of the tribe by the time of the American Revolution, while again, most of the Shawnee resided in Ohio in the 1770s the American Revolution coincided with a surge of English, German and Scotch-Irish settlers into hunting grounds known as Kentucky.
I have a lot more stories to tell, as well as my husband, Tim, who is 50 percent Native American--Kiowa Tribe--and me, I am Scotch-Irish.
Robert Barber, or Barbour, was among those settlers who became known as Scotch-Irish (a name no one but the other English settlers liked) and settled in this section of north Worcester.