P - Pittodrie to Puirshoos
Ancient North-East placename, esp stadium of Aberdeen Football Club, [probPictish from pett meaning 'share' or 'manor']
potato n orig
The sweet potato, now the South American plant Solanum tuberosum grown in temperate areas for its tuberous root.
The potato or tattie is a relative newcomer to the North East. It was only cultivated from the 17th century and then only as an ornamental plant in the gardens of the rich. In the mid 18th century it was recognised as a good food source and well suited to the North East climate (its original home was in the Andes). Now it is thought of as a native plant, being used in traditional recipes like Stovies.
puirshoos la18- n
Apoor house, a house established at public expense for sheltering the poor, a workhouse.
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