Medical Dictionary

Irish moss

noun \ˌī(ə)r-ish-ˈms\

Medical Definition of IRISH MOSS

1
:  the dried and bleached plants of a red alga (especially Chondrus crispus) that are used as an agent for thickening or emulsifying or as a demulcent (as in cookery or pharmacy)—called also chondrus
2
:  a red alga (especially Chondrus crispus) that is a source of Irish moss—called also carrageen
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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