Definition of Ceylon moss in US English:

Ceylon moss


  • A red seaweed of southern Asia, which is the main source of agar.

    Gracilaria lichenoides, phylum Rhodophyta

    • ‘In 1930's Ceylon moss was exported from Gulf of Mannar, Puttalan Lagoon and from Ponparippu to Kallar.’
    • ‘The jelly snacks were made from Ceylon moss extracts (the manufacturing company of one product was verified but the other has not yet been verified), which are different from the jelly products made with konjac and glucomannan.’
    • ‘Duraitarnam and Medcof (1955) discovered two species of seaweeds, Gracilaria edulis and G. verrucosa, known as Ceylon moss.’