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 for Salpas
From 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

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