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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
kelp
noun
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▪ And then hurl that plastic, careful that it lands between the kelp stringers.
▪ Anyhow, we loaded kelp for Glasgow.
▪ Giant kelp is the sea urchins' chief food supply.
▪ He had sifted some larger pebbles from the sand and was throwing them absently at the dike of drift and kelp.
▪ Landing on the beach presented no problems, though finding a passage through the kelp beds near the shore took some time.
▪ Lifeguards at that time reported that the whale appeared lethargic and did not attempt to swim away once freed from the kelp.
▪ Lobster fishers had spotted the infant whale Monday morning caught in thick kelp about a mile off the coast of San Diego.
▪ Seaweed - such as nori, dulse and kelp.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kelp

Kelp \Kelp\ (k[e^]lp), n. [Formerly kilpe; of unknown origin.]

  1. The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine.

  2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed.

    Note: Laminaria is the common kelp of Great Britain; Macrocystis pyrifera and Nereocystis Lutkeana are the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.

    Kelp crab (Zo["o]l.), a California spider crab ( Epialtus productus), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in color.

    Kelp salmon (Zo["o]l.), a serranoid food fish ( Serranus clathratus) of California. See Cabrilla.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
kelp

1660s, from Middle English culpe (late 14c.), of unknown origin. Kelper "native or inhabitant of the Falkland Islands" is attested from 1960.

Wiktionary
kelp

n. 1 Any of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales). 2 The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly used in glass and iodine manufacture.

WordNet
kelp

n. large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds

Wikipedia
KELP

KELP may refer to:

  • the ICAO code for the El Paso International Airport
  • KELP (AM), a radio station (1590 AM) licensed to El Paso, Texas, United States
  • KELP-FM, a radio station (89.3 FM) licensed to Mesquite, New Mexico, United States
Kelp (disambiguation)

Kelp is seaweed.

Kelp may also refer to:

  • Kelp Records, music label
  • KELP, El Paso International Airport ICAO code
  • Kelp Harbour, Falkland Islands
  • Broadcasting stations
    • KELP (AM)
    • KELP-FM
  • Kelp annotation framework, a computer source code annotation framework<!--

The Kelp source code annotation framework allows one to take notes about source code files in a simple way. It is composed of a set of command line tools, and a text file format. The text files (.kelp files) are stored separately from the source code module they describe, and can be written using any standard text-based editor. The Kelp tools retrieve the annotations using a sophisticated search pattern.

Each .kelp file contains "blades" of text, identified by a name. All blades that share a given name form a "note" (thus, notes may be spread between multiple .kelp files).

The main author is Filippo Erik Negroni; the project is regularly contributed to by Ian Appleby and Dave Harris.

KELP (AM)

KELP (1590 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of El Paso, Texas, USA. The station broadcasts a Christian radio format to the greater El Paso metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by McClatchey Broadcasting. KELP airs a mix of local and syndicated programming, including several shows from the Moody Bible Institute. The station was known as KINT until May 7, 1979, when it became KKOL. In the early 1980s it switched to the KELP call sign.

According to FCC records, the station went off the air on July 12, 2006, and returned on February 15, 2008. The station received special temporary authority during at least part of the time noted.

Usage examples of "kelp".

The sloops hung on the offing, the hunting brigades, led by Baranof in one of the big skin canoes, paddling for the surf wash and kelp fields of the boisterous, rocky coast, which sea-otter frequent in rough weather.

Nodding donkeys walked up the cliff stair carrying panniers filled with kelp and dulse, wrack, oar weed, and laver.

To 4 litres of water he adds 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion, 2 tablespoons of powdered kelp and 2 tablespoons of soap.

Graves studied the vast thing and saw in her mind the glyphic arts as practiced at sea: compacted kelp shaved and whittled into little heirloom boxes, miniature portrait busts of children.

Ambrose Lutterworth, apparent victim of a sailing mishap off Point Loma, were found entangled in the kelp beds by a fishing trawler on May 6, the date of the first Kiwi victory.

Segnbora said to the first ouzel, which had come back with a piece of kelp nearly twice its size.

A mop-headed Rasta groupie with a tubular stoned look watched, and a coyote with a kelp mane howled with his head thrown back.

The breeze was warm, and Anton detected a sour tang of blooming aquatic plant life, rafts of large orange flowers like a crossbreed of lily pads and ribbony kelp.

Kelp gave him an alert look, but first Bernard had to taste his Sambuca, then he had to put a sugar cube in his espresso.

Hers were the kelp and upcast amber, hers the fish, fowl, seals, great whales, and ships.

Walking across the floor, with Kelp still behind him, he went down a concrete ramp past another parking level with more dusty cars, and at the third level down walked out past a lot of less dusty cars to a brown Volkswagen Microbus with red side curtains.

It was the eternally optimistic Kelp who had first met the old coot, named Hiram Rangle, and brought him around to the OJ.

Clumps of dried air-weed and red kelp were encrusted across the bitumened plates of the pontoon, shrivelled and burnt by the sun before they could reach the railing around the laboratory, while a dense refuse-filled mass of sargassum and spirogyra cushioned their impact as they reached the narrow jetty, oozing and subsiding like an immense soggy raft.

Full Fathom Five had gotten four stars inThe Epicure and dropshafts carried diners to the bottom to dine in elegance while watching the electro stims put on their regularly scheduled shows among the kelp beds.

She stopped at a foursome two booths down and served two plates of steamed seafood in kelp boats, plus one of chilled noodles with peanut-miso sauce and another of a variety of meats and vegetables deep-fried tempura style.