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Meaning of KELP

Pronunciation:  kelp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds

KELP is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 See Also: brown algae, genus Laminaria, Laminaria, sea tangle, tang



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Kelp\, 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

2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed.

Note: {Laminaria} is the common kelp of Great Britain;
      {Macrocystis pyrifera} and {Nereocystis Lutkeana} are
      the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.

{Kelp crab} (Zo["o]l.), a California spider crab ({Epialtus
   productus}), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in

{Kelp salmon} (Zo["o]l.), a serranoid food fish ({Serranus
   clathratus}) of California. See {Cabrilla}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing kelp in your dream, symbolizes emotional difficulties that you go through and get caught up in at some point in your life.
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