Kelp vs Algae - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between kelp and algae

is that kelp is any of several large brown seaweeds (order laminariales) while algae is (alga).

kelp

English

(wikipedia kelp)

Noun

  • Any of several large brown seaweeds (order Laminariales).
  • The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly used in glass and iodine manufacture.
  • Derived terms

    * kelp crab * kelp salmon

    Derived terms

    * kelper ----

    algae

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (alga)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alga

    English

    (wikipedia alga)

    Noun

    (algae)
  • (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is a non-standard plural.

    Hyponyms

    * seaweed