Pronunciation: (īur'lund), [key]
1. John, 1838–1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888–1918.
2. Also called Emerald Isle. Latin, Hibernia. a large western island of the British Isles, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 4,991,556; 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
3. Republic of. Formerly, Irish Free State (1922–37), Eire (1937–49). a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 3,440,427; 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km). Cap.: Dublin. Irish, Eire.
4. Heraldry.a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Azure, a harp or stringed argent.
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