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or car·ra·gheen

  1. Irish moss.
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Origin of carrageen

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Carrageen in SE Ireland
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Historical Examples

  • The rock seaweed (called dillisk) and carrageen moss are used.


    Sir Henry Arthur Blake

  • The Carrageen or Iceland moss, or lichen is one of the algae of the sea.

  • After standing 24 hours, it can be used in the same way, as carrageen size.

  • Carrageen costs but little, and is considered extremely salutary for persons of delicate constitutions.

  • I have experimented with carrageen or Irish moss and the Sea-moss Farine preparation, and find them unsatisfactory.

    The Golden Age Cook Book

    Henrietta Latham Dwight

British Dictionary definitions for carrageen


carragheen or carageen

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

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