car·​ra·​geen ˈker-ə-ˌgēn How to pronounce carrageen (audio)
variants or less commonly carragheen

Examples of carrageen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The carrageen in my bowl is brown and crusty. Chris Baraniuk, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2022 Intriguingly, carrageen has been the subject of various medical studies and clinical trials. Chris Baraniuk, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2022 At the time Ward started his business, carrageen was already recognized as a useful emulsifying and suspending agent. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, 23 July 2019

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Word History


Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of carrageen was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Carrageen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants also carragheen

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