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NOUN (1)

1. minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end;
[syn: salp, salpa]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salpa \Sal"pa\ (s[a^]l"p[.a]), n.; pl. L. Salpae (s[a^]l"p[=e]), E. Salpas (s[a^]l"p[.a]z). [NL.: cf. L. salpa a kind of stockfish.] (Zool.) A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] Note: Each species exists in two distinct forms, one of which lives solitary, and produces, by budding from an internal organ, a series of the other kind. These are united together, side by side, so as to form a chain, or cluster, often of large size. Each of the individuals composing the chain carries a single egg, which develops into the solitary kind. [1913 Webster] Salpian
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sculpin \Scul"pin\, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zool.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. (b) A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa. (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lyra). [1913 Webster] Note: The name is also applied to other related California species. [1913 Webster] Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

salpa n 1: minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end [syn: salp, salpa]