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Potato Famine the famine which occurred in Ireland in 1846–7, after the failure of the potato crop, which resulted in widescale deaths; the government's failure or inability to alleviate conditions remained a longstanding source of bitterness.

See also couch potato, mouse potato.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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