tarpon

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noun tar·pon \ˈtär-pən\

Definition of tarpon

plural

tarpon

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tarpons

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of tarpon

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First Known Use: 1685


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