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Richard Praty (c. 1390—1445) bishop of Chichester

praty n.

Praty, Richard


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Praty is a dated Anglo-Irish term for the potato, based on Irish práta or préata, itself an alteration of potato. It is probably best known for its appearance in the following lines from a popular Irish ballad, apparently first recorded in Carl Sandberg's American Songbag (1927): ‘O, I met her in the mornin' / And I'll have yez all to know / That I met her in the garden / Where the praties grow.’

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