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car·ra·geenalso car·ra·gheen (kăr′ə-gēn′)
See Irish moss.
[After Carragheen, a village of southeast Ireland.]
(Plants) an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N Europe. Also called: Irish moss
[C19: from Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland, where it is plentiful]
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.||carrageen - 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