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 for salpa
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

From 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
         [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name is also applied to other related California
           [1913 Webster]
     Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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