car·​ra·​geen | \ ˈker-ə-ˌgēn How to pronounce carrageen (audio) , ˈka-ri-\
variants: or less commonly carragheen

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At the time Ward started his business, carrageen was already recognized as a useful emulsifying and suspending agent. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of carrageen

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carrageen

Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland

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variants: also carragheen \ ˈkar-​ə-​ˌgēn How to pronounce carragheen (audio) \

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