browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
kelp

more about kelp

kelp


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kelp  \Kelp\,  n.  [Formerly  kilpe;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  The  calcined  ashes  of  seaweed,  --  formerly  much  used  in 
  the  manufacture  of  glass,  now  used  in  the  manufacture  of 
  iodine. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Any  large  blackish  seaweed. 
 
  Note:  {Laminaria}  is  the  common  kelp  of  Great  Britain; 
  {Macrocystis  pyrifera}  and  {Nereocystis  Lutkeana}  are 
  the  great  kelps  of  the  Pacific  Ocean. 
 
  {Kelp  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  California  spider  crab  ({Epialtus 
  productus}),  found  among  seaweeds,  which  it  resembles  in 
  color. 
 
  {Kelp  salmon}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  serranoid  food  fish  ({Serranus 
  clathratus})  of  California.  See  {Cabrilla}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kelp 
  n  :  large  brown  seaweeds  having  fluted  leathery  fronds 




more about kelp