Definitions for salpsælp; ˈsæl pə; ˈsæl pi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

salpsælp; ˈsæl pə; ˈsæl pi(n.)(pl.)salps also sal•pas, sal•pae

also sal•pa

  1. any free-swimming, oceanic tunicate of the order Salpida, having a transparent, barrel-shaped body.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of salp:

1510–20; < NL Salpa genus name; L salpa a kind of saltwater fish < Gk sálpē

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salp, salpa(noun)

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


  1. salp(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salp(noun)

    any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidae


  1. Salp

    A salp or salpa is a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton.


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