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the Great Hunger

Definitions of the Great Hunger
  1. 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)
    synonyms: the Great Calamity, the Great Starvation, the Irish Famine
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    type of:
    famine
    a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
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