Neshannock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named for the place in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where it was first produced. The placename means "place of two streams" in Unami: from nisha (two) + a root meaning "stream" (compare tànkhane (narrow stream), wëlàhëne (nice stream) + the locative suffix -k.

Noun[edit]

Neshannock (plural Neshannocks)

  1. (US) A white-fleshed variety of potato, suitable for table use, which was popular in the 1800s.