the Great Starvation

noun
a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
Syn: ↑the Irish Famine, ↑the Great Hunger, ↑the Great Calamity
Hypernyms: ↑famine

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