\ ˈkelp How to pronounce kelp (audio) \

Definition of kelp

1a : any of various large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales)
b : a mass of large seaweeds
2 : the ashes of seaweed used especially as a source of iodine

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Also, key ingredients that are natural in umami are added: dried mushrooms, kelp, dried tuna and mackerel. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "One of the most ridiculous ramens ever is coming to a new ramen shop on Indy's north side," 12 June 2019 Featured dishes are sea urchin with polenta and kelp; kanpachi with radish and citrus pulp; and chocolate cremeux with cocoa soil and mint. Julie Giuffrida,, "Where to eat out for Valentine's Day dinner," 5 Feb. 2018 Nashville’s Rolf and Daughters braises mushrooms in kelp stock. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019 The area in which Pamperin and Lehrer had been swimming is 30 feet deep and its bottom covered with kelp and weeds., "June 15, 1959: Shark attack," 15 June 2018 The bioflavonoids relieve puffiness and dark circles, and sea kelp & algae extract minimize fine lines. Micaela English, Town & Country, "The 4-Step Skin Care Plan I Am Hooked On For Life," 18 Mar. 2015 Another artist’s illustration of a witch floating among kelp was also incorrectly flagged. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Tumblr is already flagging innocent posts as porn," 3 Dec. 2018 Try The West Coast, a refreshing blend of local gin, bitters, lemon juice, egg white, and kelp salt. Seth Shezi, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Bars in Cape Town," 13 Sep. 2018 There must’ve been a storm or something freaky going on with the tides, because Pemaquid Harbor is clogged with floating detritus—sea weed, branches, kelp. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Testing the Yamaha 210 FSH: The Boat That Blew Up the Formula," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of kelp

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for kelp

Middle English culp

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English Language Learners Definition of kelp

: a type of brown seaweed


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Kids Definition of kelp

: a large brown seaweed


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Medical Definition of kelp

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

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