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Any of several edible kelps, especially Saccharina japonica (syn. Laminaria japonica), often used to flavor stock.



(ˈkɒmbuː) or


(Cookery) a dark brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria (class Phaeophyceae) the leaves of which are dried and used esp in Japanese cookery
[C19: Japanese]
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ABSTRACT From December 2004 to November 2006, we monitored monthly the growth and gonad development of the sea urchin Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus in relation to an algal standing crop in an Undaria pinnatifida and Saccharina japonica kelp bed in Matsushima Bay, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.