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 Dictionary entry overview: What does murphy mean? 

MURPHY (noun)
  The noun MURPHY has 1 sense:

1. an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

  Familiarity information: MURPHY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MURPHY (noun)

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An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

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Nouns denoting foods and drinks


Irish potato; murphy; potato; spud; tater; white potato

Hypernyms ("murphy" is a kind of...):

solanaceous vegetable (any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon)

root vegetable (any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers)

Meronyms (parts of "murphy"):

jacket (the outer skin of a potato)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "murphy"):

baked potato (potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven)

french fries; french-fried potatoes; fries (strips of potato fried in deep fat)

home fries; home-fried potatoes (sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp)

mashed potato (potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed)

Uruguay potato (similar to the common potato)

Holonyms ("murphy" is a part of...):

potato; Solanum tuberosum; white potato; white potato vine (annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous)

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