Kelp

Riesentang (Macrocystis pyrifera) wächst in einem dichten, untergetauchten Wald in der Nähe der Kanalinseln in Kalifornien. Dieses Gebiet ist Teil eines Nationalparks und wimmelt von Tausenden von Meeresarten.

Laminaria flexicaulis, Fucus vesiculosus oder Ascophyllum nodosum

Synonyme:
Kombu
Kelp (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

14th c., from Middle English culp, culpe, kilp, but of unknown ultimate origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: kĕlp, IPA(key): /kɛlp/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlp

Noun

kelp (countable and uncountable, plural kelps)

  1. Any of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales).
  2. The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly used in glass and iodine manufacture.

Hyponyms

  • kombu

Meronyms

  • stipe

Derived terms

  • kelp crab
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