from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from Irish moss and several other red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
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- n. A food additive made from a purified extract of red seaweed, commonly used as a thickening agent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a colloidal material obtained from seaweed or Irish moss, used as an thickening or emulsifying agent and for stabilizing foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae
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