pl. or salps
any of an order (Salpida, class Thaliacea) of free-swimming tunicates characterized by a barrel-shaped body ringed with muscle and open at both ends
also called sal′pa
pl. -·pas or -·pae
Origin of salpModern Latin ; from L, kind of stockfish ; from Classical Greek salp?
Any of various pelagic tunicates of the order Salpida, having a translucent, somewhat flattened, barrel-shaped body.
Origin of salpFrom New Latin Salpa, genus name, from Latin, a kind of stockfish, from Greek salpē.
- Any of a group of free-swimming tunicates of the genus Sarpa
- plural form of salpa