laminaria japonica

English translation: kombu, a brown kelp

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Latin term or phrase:laminaria japonica
English translation:kombu, a brown kelp
Entered by: Chris Rowson (X)

06:24 Dec 22, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Botany / botany
Latin term or phrase: laminaria japonica
botany,food
joseph
a brown kelp
Explanation:
laminaria japonica is a brown kelp seaweed - see reference.

How it gets this name, I am not sure, I thought in classical Latin, "laminaria" meant thin metal, and thus, by extension, coins. But "japonica" is not classical Lating either - the Romans didn´t know about Japan.

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Note added at 2002-12-22 06:58:26 (GMT)
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Laminaria japonica is of course the botanical name. It´s called \"kombu\" in Japan, but it doesn´t seem to have an English name.
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5 +3a brown kelp
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a brown kelp


Explanation:
laminaria japonica is a brown kelp seaweed - see reference.

How it gets this name, I am not sure, I thought in classical Latin, "laminaria" meant thin metal, and thus, by extension, coins. But "japonica" is not classical Lating either - the Romans didn´t know about Japan.

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Note added at 2002-12-22 06:58:26 (GMT)
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Laminaria japonica is of course the botanical name. It´s called \"kombu\" in Japan, but it doesn´t seem to have an English name.


    Reference: http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/algae/StudentAssignments/natalie...
Chris Rowson (X)
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