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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An edible North Atlantic seaweed (Chondrus crispus) widely harvested as a source of carageenan and traditionally used medicinally and in preparing jellies.

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  • noun A species of edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus.

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  • noun dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America

Etymologies

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From its frequency on the Irish coast.

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