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carrageen

or car·ra·gheen

[ kar-uh-geen ]
/ ˈkær əˌgin /
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noun

Irish moss.

Nearby words

carpsucker, carpus, carr, carracci, carrack, carrageen, carrageenan, carrantuohill, carranza, carranza, venustiano, carrara

Origin of carrageen

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Carrageen in SE Ireland
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British Dictionary definitions for carrageen

carrageen

carragheen or carageen

/ (ˈkærəˌɡiːn) /

noun

an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N EuropeAlso called: Irish moss

Word Origin for carrageen

C19: from Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland, where it is plentiful
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