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kelp

 (kĕlp)
n.
1. Any of various brown seaweeds of the order Laminariales, often growing very large and forming dense beds.
2. The ashes of seaweed, formerly used as a source of potash and iodine.

[Middle English culp.]

kelp

(kɛlp)
n
1. (Plants) any large brown seaweed, esp any in the order Laminariales
2. the ash of such seaweed, used as a source of iodine and potash
[C14: of unknown origin]

kelp

(kɛlp)

n.
1. any large, brown, cold-water seaweed of the family Laminariaceae, used as food and in manufacturing processes.
2. a bed or mass of such seaweeds.
3. the ashes of these seaweeds, a source of iodine.
[1350–1400; appar. dial. variant of Middle English culp]

kelp

(kĕlp)
Any of various brown, often very large seaweeds that live in colder ocean regions. Kelp are varieties of brown algae. Some species grow over 200 feet (61 meters) long.

Kelp

 seaweeds to be burnt or processed, collectively, 1387.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kelp - large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery frondskelp - large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
genus Laminaria, Laminaria - type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps
sea tangle, tang - any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
Translations
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kelp
kelp

kelp

[kelp] N (Bot) → quelpo m (de Patagonia)

kelp

[ˈkɛlp] nkelp m, algue f brune géante

kelp

nSeetang m

kelp

[kɛlp] n (seaweed) → laminaria

kelp

n. cenizas de un tipo de alga marina rica en yodo.

kelp

n kelp m, tipo de alga marina
References in classic literature ?
The name Sargasso comes from the Spanish word "sargazzo" which signifies kelp. This kelp, or berry-plant, is the principal formation of this immense bank.
After a whole day spent in this employment, he would return about nightfall with several cocoanut shells filled with different descriptions of kelp. In preparing these for use he manifested all the ostentation of a professed cook, although the chief mystery of the affair appeared to consist in pouring water in judicious quantities upon the slimy contents of his cocoanut shells.
It feeds entirely on shell-fish from the kelp and tidal rocks: hence the beak and head, for the purpose of breaking them, are surprisingly heavy and strong: the head is so strong that I have scarcely been able to fracture it with my geological hammer; and all our sportsmen soon discovered how tenacious these birds were of life.
The cod were there in legions, marching solemnly over the leathery kelp. When they bit, they bit all together; and so when they stopped.
A maximum 2,500 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive iodine was found in dry kelp, a similar level found in kelp off the West Coast of North America after the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl, but it constitutes a level for consumption not harmful for humans, according to some U.S.
Mise INFO - "We entered into an agreement with the Haida Tribe in Canada to provide us with their premium kelp, an excellent detoxifier.
Popular types include kelp, nori (seaweed,) arame (type of kelp,) kombu (a brown kelp), and sea palm.
Harvesting the kelp in July when carbohydrate levels are at their highest would ensure the best sugar release for biofuel production.
'This is a clear example of where we can achieve better conservation outcomes by focusing on deeper understanding of processes and climate interactions, rather than spending considerable research effort trying to estimate the proportion of kelp decline that is due to human carbon dioxide emissions,' urges Dr Poloczanska.
had passed out of me and I was filled instead with the kelp. At night a
Methods of harvesting of kelp are important so as to maintain proper re-growth of the plant after cutting.
Young talent: Raphael Yates with his painting, A Dogfish Swimming In Kelp.