Meaning of kelp

kelp

Pronunciation: (kelp), [key]
— n.
  1. any large, brown, cold-water seaweed of the family Laminariaceae, used as food and in various manufacturing processes. See illus. under
  2. a bed or mass of such seaweeds.
  3. the ash of these seaweeds.
—v.i.
  1. to burn these seaweeds for their ash.
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