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An edible North Atlantic seaweed (Chondrus crispus) widely harvested as a source of carageenan and traditionally used medicinally and in preparing jellies. Also called carrageen.
(Plants) another name for carrageen
a purplish brown edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America: the main source of carrageenan.Also called carrageen , carragheen.
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|Noun||1.||Irish moss - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America|
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan