Irish moss

Irish moss --> chondrus

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

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