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car·ra·geen

also car·ra·gheen  (kăr′ə-gēn′)
[After Carragheen, a village of southeast Ireland.]

carrageen

(ˈkærəˌɡiːn) ,

carragheen

or

carageen

n
(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]

I′rish moss′


n.
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.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrageen - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Americacarrageen - 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
Chondrus, genus Chondrus - a genus of protoctist
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For the opening Group E match between Ireland and Cameroon, I suggest popping down to Asda to get some Carragheen moss, a purple seaweed you dry in the sun before cooking it in milk and making a sort of blancmange.