Definition of Potato murrain
1. Noun. A blight of potatoes.
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Literary usage of Potato murrain
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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"Observations, Botanical and Physiological, on the potato murrain. By the Rev. MJ Berkeley, MA, FLS Few subjects have attracted more attention, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"MJ Berkeley, in his famous essay on the potato murrain published by the Royal Horticultural Society of England in 1846, stated that a very serious disease ..."
3. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1846)
"9 Read, "Further Observations on the Potato-murrain," by HO Stephens, ... By HENRY OXLEY STEPHENS, Esq. IN a paper on the potato-murrain read at a meeting ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"MJ Berkeley, in his famous essay on the potato murrain published by the Royal ... We now know that the " curi " is a condition of the true potato murrain. ..."
5. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"From the published accounts of the periods mentioned, it may be seen that the potato murrain was then exactly as we see it now. ..."
6. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"This potato-murrain appears, from the researches of the Rev. ... [See POTATO MURRAIN*.] Owing to the almost entire dependence of the Irish peasantry on this ..."