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.

Anagrams of salp

  1. slap

  2. alps , Alps

  3. SPLA

  4. laps

  5. pals

  6. Alps


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