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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various pelagic tunicates of the order Salpida, having a translucent, somewhat flattened, barrel-shaped body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A species of Salpa; one of the Salpidæ; a salpian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of a group of free-swimming tunicates of the genus Salpa

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Salpa, genus name, from Latin, a kind of stockfish, from Greek salpē.]

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