Kelp

L'alga gigante (Macrocystis pyrifera) cresce in una fitta foresta sommersa vicino alle Channel Islands, in California. Quest'area fa parte di un Parco Nazionale e pullula di migliaia di specie marine.

Laminaria flexicaulis, Fucus vesiculosus o Ascophyllum nodosum

Sinonimi:
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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