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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Ireland2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Republic of Ireland
  • proper n. The island of Ireland, consisting of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. the Irish name for Ireland; the name used in 1937 to 1949 for the Republic of Ireland.

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From Irish Éire. (Wiktionary)

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