bladder kelp


plural bladder kelps
: any of several large brown algae that have air bladders on the stipe or blade
especially : giant kelp
… a pool that had been gouged out of the rock shoreline by the relentless southern Pacific Ocean swells that hurl around huge bodies of bladder kelpWarwick Stanley

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bladder kelp was in 1835

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“Bladder kelp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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