nereocystis lutkeana


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sea otter \Sea" ot"ter\ (Zool.)
   An aquatic carnivore (Enhydris lutris syn. {Enhydris
   marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly
   valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common
   otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly webbed.
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   Sea-otter's cabbage (Bot.), a gigantic kelp of the Pacific
      Ocean (Nereocystis Lutkeana). See Nereocystis.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed.
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   Note: Laminaria is the common kelp of Great Britain;
         Macrocystis pyrifera and Nereocystis Lutkeana are
         the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.
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   Kelp crab (Zool.), a California spider crab ({Epialtus
      productus}), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in
      color.

   Kelp salmon (Zool.), a serranoid food fish ({Serranus
      clathratus}) of California. See Cabrilla.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nereocystis \Ne`re*o*cys"tis\, prop. n. [NL. See Nereid, and
   Cyst.] (Bot.)
   A genus of gigantic seaweeds.
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   Note: Nereocystis Lutkeana, of the North Pacific, has a
         stem many fathoms long, terminating in a great vesicle,
         which is crowned with a tuft of long leaves. The stem
         is used by the Alaskans for fishing lines.
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