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noun

a purplish-brown, cartilaginous seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America.

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Also called carrageen, carragheen.

Origin of Irish moss

First recorded in 1835–45
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Irish moss

noun

another name for carrageen
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