Definition of kelp in English:

kelp

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Pronunciation: /kɛlp
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A large brown seaweed that typically has a long, tough stalk with a broad frond divided into strips: a large bed of kelp [count noun]: there are several kelps found in the lower zones
  • Family Laminariaceae, class Phaeophyceae, including the genera Laminaria (used in some areas as manure) and Macrocystis (harvested in the US as a source of algin)
More example sentences
  • Two wholesome brown kelps that are popular among Japanese diners are kombu and arame.
  • In aquatic habitats, bryozoans may be found on all types of hard substrates: sand grains, rocks, shells, wood, and blades of kelps and other algae may be heavily encrusted with bryozoans.
  • Many large kelps use gas-filled floatation bladders to keep their large blades near the surface, and therefore in the light.
1.1The calcined ashes of seaweed, used as a source of various salts.
More example sentences
  • I apply an organic fertilizer high in trace elements and kelp.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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