nounWord forms: plural salp or salps
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
: also called ˈsalpa (ˈsælpə
; salˈpə) nounWord forms: plural ˈsalpas or ˈsalpae (ˈsælpi
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Word origin of 'salp'ModL < L, kind of stockfish < Gr salpē