Carrageen meaning

kăr'ə-gēn'
A purplish, edible red algae (Chondrus crispus) found on rocky shores of N Europe and North America; Irish moss: used in jellies, lotions, medicines, etc.
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Any of several similar red algae (genus Gigartina)
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Irish moss.
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Origin of carrageen

  • After Carragheen , a village of southeast Ireland
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition