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Noun ireland has 2 senses
  1. Ireland, Eire, Irish Free State - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    --1 is a kind of European country, European nation
    --1 is a part of Ireland, Hibernia, Emerald Isle; Europe
    --1 is a member of
     British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations; European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, Europe
    --1 has parts:
     Dublin, Irish capital, capital of Ireland; Limerick; Tara; Waterford
    --1 has particulars: Cork; Galway
  2. Ireland, Hibernia, Emerald Isle - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    --2 is a kind of island
    --2 is a part of British Isles
    --2 has parts:
     Aran Islands; Northern Ireland; Ireland, Eire, Irish Free State
    --2 has members: Irish person, Irelander; Irishman; Irishwoman
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