Laminaria flexicaulis, Fucus vesiculosus or Ascophyllum nodosum
14th c., from Middle English culp, culpe, kilp, but of unknown ultimate origin.
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: kĕlp, IPA(key): /kɛlp/
- Rhymes: -ɛlp
kelp (countable and uncountable, plural kelps)
- Any of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales).
- The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly used in glass and iodine manufacture.
- kelp crab