Definition of Irish moss

1. Noun. Dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America.

Exact synonyms: Carageen, Carrageen, Carragheen, Chondrus Crispus
Generic synonyms: Red Algae
Group relationships: Chondrus, Genus Chondrus

Definition of Irish moss

1. Noun. A species of edible seaweed, ''Chondrus crispus''. ¹

2. Noun. Alternative spelling of Irish moss. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Irish moss

1. Synonym: cartilage. 2. The plant Chondrus crispus, Fucus crispus, or Gigartina mamillosa (family Gigartinaceae); a demulcent in chronic and intestinal disorders. Synonym: carrageen, carragheen, Irish moss, pearl moss. Origin: G. Chondros, gristle (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irish Moss

Irish bull
Irish burgoo
Irish capital
Irish coffee
Irish coffees
Irish confetti
Irish cream
Irish flute
Irish flutes
Irish gorse
Irish hobbies
Irish hobby
Irish joke
Irish jokes
Irish monetary unit
Irish moss (current term)
Irish moss gelatin
Irish pennant
Irish pennants
Irish people
Irish person
Irish potato
Irish pound
Irish punt
Irish setter
Irish soda bread
Irish stew
Irish strawberry
Irish terrier
Irish twin

Literary usage of Irish moss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1867)
"... Irish moss. , • In some of the filamentous alg£6 there is.» conjunction of two cells, so as to produce a spore; in others there is a ..."

2. American Druggist (1887)
"Take of good bleached Irish moss a convenient quantity, wash it well with ... Irish moss gelatin may be readily prepared in a small way by the following ..."

3. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"Carrageen or Irish moss, called also Pearl Moss, (Chondrus crispus,) is extensively used, partly as a domestic remedy and partly as a nutritive substance. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1887)
"E. Painter read a paper on "Irish moss Gelatin ; Some of its Properties and Uses." Irish moss GELATIN. HY EMLEN PAINTER. As a member of the National ..."

5. Food: Some Account of Its Sources, Constituents and Uses by Arthur Herbert Church (1876)
"Irish moss (really a sea-weed) is one of the few marine plants which is commonly ... Irish moss is collected on the north and north-west shores of Ireland; ..."

6. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1867)
"... Irish moss. , • In some of the filamentous alg£6 there is.» conjunction of two cells, so as to produce a spore; in others there is a ..."

7. American Druggist (1887)
"Take of good bleached Irish moss a convenient quantity, wash it well with ... Irish moss gelatin may be readily prepared in a small way by the following ..."

8. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"Carrageen or Irish moss, called also Pearl Moss, (Chondrus crispus,) is extensively used, partly as a domestic remedy and partly as a nutritive substance. ..."

9. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1887)
"E. Painter read a paper on "Irish moss Gelatin ; Some of its Properties and Uses." Irish moss GELATIN. HY EMLEN PAINTER. As a member of the National ..."

10. Food: Some Account of Its Sources, Constituents and Uses by Arthur Herbert Church (1876)
"Irish moss (really a sea-weed) is one of the few marine plants which is commonly ... Irish moss is collected on the north and north-west shores of Ireland; ..."

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