I·rish a. Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.
Irish elk. Zool. 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.
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; also called Irish Gaelic or the Hiberno-Celtic.
3. An old game resembling backgammon.
adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
n 1: people of Ireland or of Irish extraction [syn: Irish people,
2: whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley [syn: Irish
whiskey, Irish whisky]
3: the Celtic language of Ireland [syn: Irish Gaelic]