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Meaning of IRISH

Pronunciation:  'Irish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Celtic language of Ireland
  2. [n]  made in Ireland chiefly from barley
  3. [n]  people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people

IRISH is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: Irish Gaelic, Irish people, Irish whiskey, Irish whisky, the Irish
 See Also: a people, country, Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic, Irish coffee, land, Middle Irish, nation, Old Irish, poteen, whiskey, whisky



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \I"rish\, a. [AS. ?risc, fr. ?ras the Irish. Cf. {Aryan},
    Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced
    in Ireland.
    {Irish elk}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Elk}.
    {Irish moss}.
    (a) (Bot.) Carrageen.
    (b) A preparation of the same made into a blanc mange.
    {Irish poplin}. See {Poplin}.
    {Irish potato}, the ordinary white potato, so called because
       it is a favorite article of food in Ireland.
    {Irish reef}, or {Irishman's reef} (Naut.), the head of a
       sail tied up.
    {Irish stew}, meat, potatoes, and onions, cut in small pieces
       and stewed.
  2. \I*rish"\, n. sing. & pl.
    1. pl. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic
       natives or their descendants.
    2. The language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic.
    3. An old game resembling backgammon.