devil's apron definition

  • noun:
    • the big kelp (Laminaria saccharina, and Laminaria longicruris) of this Atlantic ocean, having a blackish, leathery expansion, shaped significantly like an apron.
    • A name provided in the United States to types of the genus Laminaria, an olive-brown alga with a rather big, dilated, stipitate lamina, specifically to L. saccharina, when the frond is elongated and whole, with a wavy margin.
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