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  1. 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.
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Origin of laminaria

< New Latin (1813); see lamina, -ary
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  1. any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds
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Word Origin

C19: genus name formed from Latin lamina plate
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