Kelp

Kelp

(klp), 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.
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2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed.
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Laminaria is the common kelp of Great Britain; Macrocystis pyrifera and Nereocystis Lutkeana are the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.
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Kelp crab (Zol.), a California spider crab (Epialtus productus), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in color. -- Kelp salmon (Zol.), a serranoid food fish (Serranus clathratus) of California. See Cabrilla.
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