therapon

noun
ther·​a·​pon | \ ˈtherəˌpän \

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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History and Etymology for therapon

New Latin, from Greek therapont-, therapōn attendant; akin to Greek theraps attendant

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“Therapon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therapon. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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