Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rounded mass, or spherule, consisting of a single crystal of some mineral, or of an aggregate of several crystalline fragments of different minerals, often more or less mingled with a glassy base.
  • noun A cartilage, particularly the ensiform cartilage. Also spelled chondros.—
  • noun [capitalized] In botany, a genus of seaweeds, including the Chondrus crispus (Irish moss or carrageen), which furnishes a nutritious gelatinous matter.—
  • noun [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of pupiform gastropods.

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  • noun a genus of protoctist

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Examples

  • _Chorda filum_, many feet in length, lie aslant in the tideway; long shaggy bunches of _Fucus serratus_ and _Fucus nodosus_ droop heavily from the rock sides; while the flatter ledges, that form the uneven floor upon which we tread, bristle thick with the stiff, cartilaginous, many-cleft fronds of at least two species of chondrus, -- the common carrageen, and the smaller species, _C.

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

  • (chondrus) boiled in milk; — all these things should be eaten cold, and similar articles of food and drink should be administered.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

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