nounpl. 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
nounpl. -·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