Kelp crab
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Laminaria} is the common kelp of Great Britain; {Macrocystis pyrifera} and {Nereocystis Lutkeana} are the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • kelp crab — noun : any of several spider crabs common among algae and eelgrass along the Pacific coast of No. America: as a. : the common kelp crab (Pugettia producta syn. Epialtus productus) b. : graceful kelp crab c. : sheep crab …   Useful english dictionary

  • kelp crab — any of several spider crabs common among kelp beds along the Pacific coast of North America. [1885 90, Amer.] * * *       Pacific species of spider crab (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • graceful kelp crab — noun : a common variably colored but usually greenish brown kelp crab (Pugettia gracilis) found from the Aleutians to California …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kelp salmon — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kelp — Taxobox name =Kelp image width = 270px image caption = Californian kelp forest domain = Eukaryota regnum = Chromalveolata phylum = Heterokontophyta classis = Phaeophyceae ordo = Laminariales ordo authority = Migula subdivision ranks = Families… …   Wikipedia

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  • spider crab — any of various crabs of the family Majidae, having long, slender legs and a comparatively small, triangular body. [1700 10] * * * Any species of sluggish marine crab in the widely distributed family Majidae (or Maiidae). Spider crabs have a beak… …   Universalium

  • decorator crab — noun : any of several spider crabs of the family Majidae that fasten bits of kelp or grasses to their shells; especially : a widely distributed crab (Oregonia gracilis) of the western coast of the United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider crab — noun Date: circa 1710 any of a family (Majidae) of crabs with extremely long legs and nearly triangular bodies which they often cover with kelp …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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