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chon·drus

(kon'drŭs),
1. Synonym(s): cartilage
2. The plant Chondrus crispus, Fucus crispus, or Gigartina mamillosa (family Gigartinaceae); a demulcent in chronic and intestinal disorders. Synonym(s): carrageen (1) , carragheen, Irish moss, pearl moss
[G. chondros, gristle]

carrageen

(1) Chondrus, Irish moss. 
(2) Carrageenan.

carrageen

, carragheen (kar'a-gen?) [ Carrageen, a village in southeast Ireland]
Dried red alga, Chondrus crispus, from which carrageenan is obtained.
Synonym: Irish moss See: carrageenan; Chondrus
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Then my grandfather started exporting carrageen to the US where they used it as a thickening agent in toothpaste.
And Carrageen Moss, which has many uses - it's a natural remedy for coughs, cold, asthma and bronchitis, it's used to solidify ice cream, and thicken soups, stews and jams, or you can have it in a drink with honey, lemon and orange.
Some makers also use carrageen, other gums and soluble fibers.
Unless marked "dairy," fast-food shakes aren't milk but mostly carrageen gel.
The diners' Food Journey continues with a visit to Owen Dunphy's vegetable farm in Annestown to collect vegetables including the carrots to be used in a jelly set in carrageen moss.
Charlie opts to prepare a dish with a main ingredient taken from the land itself - a Carrageen Moss Pudding.
The name carrageen for this species was introduced around 1829, possibly after a town with a similar name in Ireland.
Carrageen in-induced edema in hind paw of the rat as an assay for antiinflammatory drugs.
In the carrageen an induced rat paw edema assay, it is twice as potent as indomethacin and 450 times as potent as aspirin (Van Miert and Van Goghham, 1976).