Kelp (noun)

  1. Any of various large brown seaweeds of the order Laminariales that grow in cold coastal waters and are used for food, as a source of iodine, and in the production of alginates and other products.
  2. A brown seaweed that grows in the colder waters of the sea and can be used for food and to make various products.


From old english cealp, from proto-germanic *kalpaz.


  1. The kelp forest off the coast of California is home to many marine animals.
  2. Kelp is a rich source of iodine and other minerals.
  3. Kelp is used in many Asian cuisines as a vegetable.
  4. Kelp is also used to make alginates which are used in many industrial products.
  5. Kelp is also used to make biofuel.
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