- any of various often very large kelps of the genus Laminaria, some species of which are the source of algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
Origin of laminaria
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The stipes or stalks of Laminaria cloustoni are used in surgery.
There are three varieties of tents—sponge, laminaria, and tupelo.
Stems of Laminaria thrown out by the waves should also be carefully examined.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
Algin, a viscous, gummy substance obtained from certain seaweeds, more especially those of the genus Laminaria.
The weeds most valued for the purpose are the Fucus vesiculosus, nodosus, and serratus, and the Laminaria bulbosa and digitata.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds
C19: genus name formed from Latin lamina plate