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kelp

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noun \ˈkelp\

Simple Definition of kelp

  • : a type of brown seaweed

Full Definition of kelp

  1. 1 a :  any of various large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales) b :  a mass of large seaweeds

  2. 2 :  the ashes of seaweed used especially as a source of iodine

Origin of kelp

Middle English culp


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with kelp


KELP Defined for Kids

kelp

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noun \ˈkelp\

Definition of kelp

  1. :  a large brown seaweed




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kelp

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noun \ˈkelp\

Medical Definition of kelp

  1. 1:  any of various large brown seaweeds (orders Laminariales and Fucales) and especially laminarias of which some are used for food especially in China and Japan and as sources of alginates, iodine, and medicinal substances

  2. 2:  the ashes of seaweed used especially as a source of iodine




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