Kelp

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) grows in a thick, submerged forest near the Channel Islands in California. This area is part of a National Park and is teeming with thousands of marine species.

Laminaria flexicaulis, Fucus vesiculosus or Ascophyllum nodosum

Sinónimos:
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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