Any of various pelagic tunicates of the order Salpida, having a translucent, somewhat flattened, barrel-shaped body.
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.
Origin of salp
- From New Latin Salpa genus name from Latin a kind of stockfish from Greek salpē
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition