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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America [syn: Irish moss, carrageen, carageen, carragheen, Chondrus crispus]

Merriam Webster's

also carragheen noun Etymology: Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland Date: 1829 1. Irish moss 2 2. carrageenan

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also carragheen) an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the N. hemisphere. Also called Irish moss. Etymology: orig. uncert.: perh. f. Ir. cosáinín carraige carrageen, lit. 'little stem of the rock'

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Carrageen Car"ra*geen`, Carrigeen Car"ri*geen`, n. A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed (Chondrus crispus), which, when bleached, is the Irish moss of commerce. [Also written carragheen, carageen.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also carrigeen) [Written also Carragheen.] Irish moss, carrageen moss (Fucus crispus or Chondrus crispus).



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