kelp

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English[edit]

Rockfish around kelp Monterey Bay Aquarium.jpg

Etymology[edit]

14th c., from Middle English culp, culpe, kilp, but of unknown ultimate origin.

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kelp (countable and uncountable, plural kelps)

  1. Any of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales).
    • 2021 June 26, “Why New England is going wild for wet weeds”, in The Economist[1], ISSN 0013-0613:
      Underneath the area demarcated by the buoys, Ms Puckett plants kelp—a type of seaweed—on long ropes that resemble washing lines.
  2. The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly used in glass and iodine manufacture.

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  • French: kelp
  • German: Kelp
  • Spanish: quelpo

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kelp (third-person singular simple present kelps, present participle kelping, simple past and past participle kelped)

  1. (intransitive) To gather kelp.
    • 2018, John Walter Sutherland, Resurrection Road (page 94)
      Just before we reached Seward the pilot got a radio message that a fishing boat in Thumb Cove had some kelp [] Neither of us had ever kelped before but there wasn't much to it, and we started bringing in full boxes back to Eads' barge.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kelp.

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Noun[edit]

kelp m (plural kelps)

  1. kelp
    Synonyms: goémon, varech

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kelp m (plural kelps)

  1. Alternative form of quelpo