[ sal-puh ]
/ ˈsæl pə /
noun, plural sal·pas, sal·pae [sal-pee]. /ˈsæl pi/.
any free-swimming, oceanic tunicate of the genus Salpa, having a transparent, more or less fusiform body.
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Also salp [salp]. /sælp/.
Origin of salpa
1510–20; <New Latin, special use of Latin salpa<Greek sálpē kind of fish
OTHER WORDS FROM salpasal·pi·form [sal-puh-fawrm], /ˈsæl pəˌfɔrm/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salpa
noun plural -pas or -pae (-piː)
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)
Derived forms of salpasalpiform (ˈsælpɪˌfɔːm), adjective
Word Origin for salpa
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: variety of stockfish, from Greek salpē
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