Irish moss

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Irish moss.

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From its frequency on the Irish coast.

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Irish moss ‎(uncountable)

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  1. A species of edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus.
    • 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Chapter I. "The Shipwreck", page 13.
      At Jerusalem village the inhabitants were collecting in haste, before a thunder-shower now approaching, the Irish moss which they had spread to dry.

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