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salp(sălp) also sal·pa (săl′pə)
Any of various pelagic tunicates of the order Salpida, having a translucent, somewhat flattened, barrel-shaped body.
[From New Latin Salpa, genus name, from Latin, a kind of stockfish, from Greek salpē.]
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also sal•pa(ˈsæl pə)
n., pl. salps also sal•pas, sal•pae (ˈsæl pi)
any free-swimming, oceanic tunicate of the order Salpida, having a transparent, barrel-shaped body.
[1510–20; < New Latin Salpa genus name; Latin salpa a kind of saltwater fish < Greek sálpē]
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|Noun||1.||salp - minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end|
tunicate, urochord, urochordate - primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva
genus Salpa - type (perhaps sole) genus of the Salpidae
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