Potato Famine

Potato Famine
Potato Fam|ine, the
a ↑famine in Ireland in 1845-46, caused when the failure of the potato crop led to a serious lack of food all over the country. As a result, many people died of hunger and many others left Ireland to go to live in the US. The British government, which at that time ruled Ireland, did very little to help people who were suffering, and some Irish people still feel upset and angry about this.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Potato famine — may refer to:* Great Irish Famine, the famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849 * Highland Potato Famine, a major agrarian crisis in the Scottish Highlands from 1846 to 1857 * European Potato Famine, the wider agrarian crisis in Europe… …   Wikipedia

  • potato famine — a disaster that happened in Ireland between 1845 and 1847 when most of the potato crop was destroyed by a plant disease. Potatoes were the main food of the poor in Ireland then, and about a million people died for lack of food. At least another… …   Universalium

  • Potato Famine — /pəˈteɪtoʊ fæmən/ (say puh taytoh famuhn) noun → Great Famine (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Irish Potato Famine — (1845–49) Famine that occurred in Ireland when the potato crop failed in successive years. By the early 1840s almost half the Irish population, particularly the rural poor, was depending almost entirely on the potato for nourishment. A reliance… …   Universalium

  • Highland Potato Famine — The Highland Potato Famine was a food crisis caused by potato blight that struck the Scottish Highlands causing over 1.7 million [highlandclearances.info, [http://www.highlandclearances.info/clearances/clearances emigration.htm Emigration for the …   Wikipedia

  • European Potato Famine — The European Potato Famine was a food crisis caused by potato blight that struck Northern Europe in the mid 1840s. The time is also known as the Hungry Forties. While the crisis produced excess mortality and suffering across the affected areas,… …   Wikipedia

  • Irish potato famine — Hungernde irische Familie in Carraroe, County Galway Die als Große Hungersnot, (engl. Great Famine, Irish potato famine oder irisch An Gorta Mór) in die Geschichte eingegangene Hungersnot zwischen 1845 und 1849 (bzw. 1851) war die Folge mehrerer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • (the) potato famine — the potato famine [the potato famine] a disaster that happened in Ireland between 1845 and 1849 when most of the potato crop was destroyed by a plant disease. Potatoes were the main food of the poor in Ireland then, and about a million people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Irish Potato Famine — noun → Great Famine (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Irish Potato Famine — noun → Great Famine (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary


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