Definition of Irish stew in English:

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Irish stew

Pronunciation: /ˈˌīriSH ˈst(y)o͞o/


A stew made with mutton or other meat, potatoes, and onions.
Example sentences
  • While the middle and upper class could feed themselves with soda bread, apple tarts and Irish stews, the poor often would eat simply potatoes supplemented by salted herrings in winter and cabbage in summer.
  • Today is St Patrick's Day and one thing you can be sure of in Ireland is a good Irish stew, made with lamb neck, onions and potatoes.
  • Yesterday I had something that was supposed to be a spicy beef fajitas - except it tasted like Irish stew wrapped in a soggy pancake.

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Syllabification: I·rish stew

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