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poteen

Definition:

unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

poteens

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

poitín | potcheen | potheen

Etymology:

"illicit whiskey", from Irish poitin "little pot", suggesting distillation in...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Poitín | poteen

a traditional Irish distilled, highly alcoholic beverage. Poitín was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning "pot". It's traditionally distilled from malted barley, grain, potatoes or... (38 of 1374 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Poitín

Collins Dictionary:

poteen [Ireland] | poitín | potheen [rare]

illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes (6 of 288 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/poteen

Wiktionary:

poteen [Ireland] | potcheen | potheen | poitin | moonshine [synonym] | poteens [plural] | potheens [plural]

Illegally produced Irish whiskey; moonshine. (5 of 71 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/poteen

Oxford Dictionary:

poteen | potheen

Syllabification: (po·teen) | [Irish] | alcohol made illicitly, typically from potatoes. (9 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/poteen

poteen [Irish] | potheen

alcohol made illicitly, typically from potatoes (6 of 45 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/poteen

Macmillan British Dictionary:

poteen [uncountable]

a type of whisky from Ireland that is made illegally to avoid paying taxes (14 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/poteen

Merriam-Webster:

poteen | potheen

whiskey illicitly distilled in Ireland (5 of 36 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/poteen

Random House Dictionary:

poteen | potheen [sense-specific]

the first distillation of a fermented mash in the making of whiskey. | illicitly distilled whiskey. (15 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/poteen

American Heritage Dictionary:

poteen

Unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey. (4 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poteen

New World Dictionary:

poteen | potheen

in Ireland, illicitly distilled whiskey (5 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poteen

Cambridge Dictionary:

Irish [entry 1]

coming from Ireland, or relating to Ireland or its language (10 of 23 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/irish 1

Irish [entry 2] | the Irish

the people of Ireland (4 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/irish 2

Encarta Dictionary:

poteen

in Ireland, liquor that has been distilled illegally, especially from potatoes (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737651​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

poteen

First use: 1812

Origin: "illicit whiskey", from Irish poitin "little pot", suggesting distillation in small quantities, from English "pot" (1) "vessel" + diminutive ... (20 of 22 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=poteen

Oxford Dictionary:

poteen | potheen

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Irish (fuisce) poitín "little pot (of whiskey)", diminutive of pota "pot"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/poteen

American Heritage Dictionary:

poteen

Origin: Irish Gaelic poitín, small pot, poteen, from pota, pot, from English "pot" [entry 1].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poteen

Collins Dictionary:

poteen [Ireland] | poitín

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Irish poitín little pot, from pota pot

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/poteen

Merriam-Webster:

poteen | potheen

First use: 1812

Origin: Irish poitín, literally, small pot, diminutive of pota pot

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/poteen

New World Dictionary:

poteen

Origin: Irish poitin, diminutive of poite, pot

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poteen

Wiktionary:

poteen [Ireland] | potcheen | potheen | poitin

Origin: Irish poitín ("little pot").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/poteen

Encarta Dictionary:

poteen

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Irish (fuisce) poitín "small pot (whiskey)" from pota "pot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737651​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

poteen [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "poteen"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/poteen

Macmillan American Dictionary:

poteen [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "poteen"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/poteen

the Free Dictionary:

poteen

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "poteen"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "poteen"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "poteen" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/poteen

potheen

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "potheen"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "potheen"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/potheen

Google Dictionary:

poteen

Audio: English pronunciation of "poteen"

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YourDictionary Audio:

poteen

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "poteen" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poteen

potheen

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potheen" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/potheen

Collins Dictionary:

potheen

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "potheen"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "potheen"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/potheen

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

potheen

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potheen"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=poteen​01 word=potheen

potheen

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potheen"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=poteen​02 word=potheen

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