from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the large kelp (Laminaria saccharina, and Laminaria longicruris) of the Atlantic ocean, having a blackish, leathery expansion, shaped somewhat like an apron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given in the United States to species of the genus Laminaria, an olive-brown alga with a very large, dilated, stipitate lamina, especially to L. saccharina, in which the frond is elongated and entire, with a wavy margin.


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