salpiform

shaped like a barrel

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • salpiform — See salp. * * * …   Universalium

  • salpiform — sal·pi·form …   English syllables

  • salpiform — ˈsalpəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: New Latin Salpa + English iform : resembling a salpa * * * salˈpiform adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑salpa …   Useful english dictionary

  • salpa — salpiform /sal peuh fawrm /, adj. /sal peuh/, n., pl. salpas, salpae / pee/. any free swimming, oceanic tunicate of the genus Salpa, having a transparent, more or less fusiform body. Also, salp /salp/. [1510 20; < NL, special use of L salpa < Gk… …   Universalium

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • salpa — /ˈsælpə/ (say salpuh) noun any of the pelagic oceanic tunicates constituting the genus Salpa, common in warm regions, and having a transparent, more or less fusiform body; sometimes colonial. Also, salp. {New Latin, special use of Latin salpa… …   Australian English dictionary

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