Irish moss
Irish I"rish, a. [AS. [imac]risc, fr. [imac]ras the Irish. Cf. {Aryan}, {Erse}.] Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland. [1913 Webster]

{Irish elk}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Elk}.

{Irish moss}. (a) (Bot.) Carrageen. (b) A preparation of the same made into a blanc mange.

{Irish poplin}. See {Poplin}.

{Irish potato}, the ordinary white potato, so called because it is a favorite article of food in Ireland.

{Irish reef}, or {Irishman's reef} (Naut.), the head of a sail tied up.

{Irish stew}, meat, potatoes, and onions, cut in small pieces and stewed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Irish moss — Moss Moss (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me[ o]s, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh , L. muscus. Cf. {Muscoid}.] 1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irish moss — ī(ə)r ish mȯs n 1) the dried and bleached plants of a red alga (esp. Chondrus crispus) that are used as an agent for thickening or emulsifying or as a demulcent (as in cookery or pharmacy) called also chondrus 2) a red alga (esp. Chondrus crispu …   Medical dictionary

  • Irish moss — may refer to: * Chondrus crispus , a seaweed * Sagina subulata , a terrestrial plant Creeping moss like groundcover with tiny white flowers. Bright green foliage. Does not like hot afternoon sun. Often used between paving stones or in rock… …   Wikipedia

  • Irish moss — n. CARRAGEEN …   English World dictionary

  • Irish moss — Carrageen Car ra*geen , Carrigeen Car ri*geen , n. A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed ({Chondrus crispus}), which, when bleached, is the {Irish moss} of commerce. [Also written {carragheen}, {carageen}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irish moss — noun Date: 1837 1. the dried and bleached plants of a red alga (especially Chondrus crispus) used as an agent for thickening or emulsifying or as a demulcent and as a source of carrageenan 2. a red alga that is a source of Irish moss called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Irish moss — a purplish brown, cartilaginous seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. Also called carrageen, carragheen. [1835 45] * * * ▪ algae also called  carrageen        (Chondrus crispus), species of red tufted… …   Universalium

  • Irish Moss — noun Alternative spelling of Irish moss …   Wiktionary

  • Irish moss — noun A species of edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus. Syn: carrageen, carrageen moss …   Wiktionary

  • Irish moss — I′rish moss′ n. mcr a purplish brown edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America: the main source of carrageenan Also called carrageen,carragheen Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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