kelp definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous brown, often huge seaweeds of the purchase Laminariales.
    • The ash of those seaweeds, used as a source of potash and iodine.
    • any one of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales).
    • The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- previously much used in the make of glass, today used in the make of iodine.
    • Any big blackish seaweed.
    • A hook or crook in the shape of which a pot or kettle is hung over a fire.
    • A sheath.
    • big seaweeds, eg are employed in making the manufactured kelp.
    • particularly, the seaweed Macrocystis pyrifera, of Pacific coastline of North and South America, etc.
    • this product of seaweeds whenever burned, from which carbonate of soft drink is acquired.
    • a crow.
    • big brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds

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