American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various brown, often very large seaweeds of the order Laminariales.
- n. The ash of these seaweeds, used as a source of potash and iodine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hook or crook by means of which a pot or kettle is hung over a fire.
- n. A sheath.
- n. Large seaweeds, such as are used in producing the manufactured kelp. In coast regions kelp is largely employed as a fertilizer, especially in the west of Ireland. It is composed chiefly of Fucaceæ and Laminarieæ. In New England it includes especially species of Laminaria called devil's-apron, Agarum Turneri, the sea-colander, and Alaria esculenta, besides littoral species of Fucus called
- n. Specifically, the seaweed Macrocystis pyrifera, of the Pacific coast of North and South America, etc. Its tough, slender stems are said to grow-sometimes more than 600 feet long. Ascending from submarine rocks, it reveals their presence to sailors; and it forms an extensive tangled mass which serves on exposed coasts as a natural breakwater.
- n. The product of seaweeds when burned, from which carbonate of soda is obtained. It was formerly much used in the manufacture of glass and soap, and large quantities of iodine are now obtained from the residue after the carbonate of soda is separated.
- n. A young crow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine.
- n. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed.
- n. large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds
- Middle English culp. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The weed thus drawn to shore was subsequently sorted, the greater part being used for manure, while the rest was burned in one of those rough kilns that abound along the coast, and reduced to kelp, which is used in the manufacture of soap and glass, and from which iodine is extracted.”
“Tregarthen could recall the kelp-making, but neither the circumstances of the collapse nor the sufferings that followed it.”
“There is a farm on a neck of land belonging to this town (Marblehead, Mass.), which has peculiar advantages for collecting sea kelp and sea moss, and these manures are there used most liberally, particularly in the cultivation of cabbage, from eight to twelve cords of rotten kelp, which is stronger than barn manure, and more suitable food for cabbage, being used to the acre.”
“Police posted the warnings Wednesday after two surfers reported seeing a small great white shark beyond what's called the kelp line.”
“Seaweed and particularly kelp, which is known to contain iodine as well as other essential minerals and trace elements, is for this reason often recommended by natural health practitioners as part of a dietary treatment for candidiasis.”
“The researchers found that a selenium supplement he was taking contained kelp, which is a rich source of iodine and significantly increased his iodine levels.”
“Note: Kombu (also known as kelp) is a type of sea vegetable, available in food co-ops.”
“Note: Kombu (also known as kelp) is a type of sea vegetable, available in It was an early evening last October, and I was sitting in front of a warm fire in the kitchen of the old stone house in”
“Kombu, a kind of kelp, can be added to a pot of rice to add nutrients.”
“Macroalgal biomass (i.e., large plants such as kelp and sea-tangle) in the Arctic is believed to be small due to habitat restrictions caused by freezing, ice scouring by small icebergs, and local freshwater input.”
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