Irish moss

noun

Definition of Irish moss

  1. 1 :  the dried and bleached parts of a red alga (especially Chondrus crispus) used as an agent for thickening or emulsifying or as a demulcent and as a source of carrageenan

  2. 2 :  a red alga that is a source of Irish moss —called also carrageen

1837

First Known Use of irish moss

1837


Medical Dictionary

Irish moss

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noun \ˌī(ə)r-ish-ˈmȯs\

Medical Definition of Irish moss

  1. 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. 2:  a red alga (especially Chondrus crispus) that is a source of irish moss—called also carrageen


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