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This week's theme: toponyms coined after places in Ireland (map of our virtual tour).
carrageen or carragheen (KAR-uh-geen) noun
An edible seaweed, usually purplish, found on the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Also called Irish moss. Carrageen is the source of carrageenan, used as a thickener and emulsifier (to make sure a solid is evenly distributed in a liquid).
[After Carrageen, near Waterford in southeast Ireland.]
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