tarpon

noun tar·pon \ ˈtär-pən \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of tarpon

plural tarpon or tarpons
: a large silvery elongate bony fish (Megalops atlanticus of the family Elopidae) that occurs especially in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and warm coastal waters of the Atlantic, reaches a length of about six feet (two meters), and is often caught for sport

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