Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Kelp

Kelp

(kĕlp)
,
Noun.
[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.
Laminaria
is the common kelp of Great Britain;
Macrocystis pyrifera
and
Nereocystis Lutkeana
are the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.
Kelp crab
(Zool.)
,
a California spider crab (
Epialtus productus
), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in color.
Kelp salmon
(Zool.)
,
a serranoid food fish (
Serranus clathratus
) of California. See
Cabrilla
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Kelp

KELP

,
Noun.
The calcined ashes of sea weed, used in the manufacture of glass. This is a dark color alkaline substance, which, in a furnace, vitrifies and becomes transparent.

Definition 2022


kelp

kelp

English

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.

Derived terms

Translations

Derived terms


Spanish

Noun

kelp m (plural kelps)

  1. Alternative form of quelpo