Sea Moss

Red algae Irish or carrageen moss, Chondrus crispus, over the sand beach in Galicia, Sp0ain
Irish moss
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Sea Moss (Wiktionary)



sea moss (countable and uncountable, plural sea mosses)

  1. Any marine organism resembling moss
    1. Any such branched marine bryozoan
    2. Certain red algae, such as:
      1. Chondrus crispus (Irish moss, carrageen moss)
      2. Endocladia muricata (turfweed, nailbrush seaweed)
      3. Kappaphycus alvarezii (elkhorn sea moss)
      4. Palmaria palmata (dulse)
    3. Certain green algae, such as
      1. Bryopsis africana, a green alga


  • sea moss in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • sea moss at OneLook Dictionary Search
« Back to Glossary Index