Kelp vs Alga - What's the difference?

kelp | alga |


As nouns the difference between kelp and alga

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 ----

    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