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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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n, pl -pas or -pae (-piː)
(Animals) any of various minute floating animals of the genus Salpa, of warm oceans, having a transparent barrel-shaped body with openings at either end: class Thaliacea, subphylum Tunicata (tunicates). Also (less commonly): salp, salpian or salpid
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: variety of stockfish, from Greek salpē]
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|Noun||1.||salpa - 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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