Definition of carrageen in English:

carrageen

Syllabification: car·ra·geen
Pronunciation: /ˈkarəˌgēn
 
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(also carragheen or carrageen moss)

noun

An edible red shoreline seaweed with flattened branching fronds, found in both Eurasia and North America and used to produce carrageenan. Also called Irish moss.
  • Chondrus crispus, phylum Rhodophyta
More example sentences
  • I know how to eat everything you can gather on its rocky coast and bone-white beaches: razor shells, cockles, mussels, whelks, carrageen seaweed, winkles, crabs (velvet and red), conger eel, mackerel.
  • We have had another go at marbling: this time we used carrageen moss, which smells like the shore at low tide, and is fairly icky, but works.
  • Some old local British recipes make use of carrageen moss.

Origin

early 19th century: from Irish carraigín.

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