Definition of therapon
1 capitalized : a genus of small silvery Indo-Pacific percoid fishes — see silver perch
2 plural -s : any fish of the genus Therapon
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Origin and Etymology of therapon
New Latin, from Greek therapont-, therapōn attendant; akin to Greek theraps attendant
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