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- ‘The farmer who watches juggernauts trundle by where his praties once grew might take a different view.’
- ‘As meat cooks, put carrots and praties in a saucepan and add cold water to cover.’
- ‘So they have carved a nice little niche for themselves, and what matter if he is spinning in the garden where the praties grow.’
Late 18th century: from Irish prátaí, plural of práta.
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