tarpon









tarpon


noun, plural tar·pons, (especially collectively) tar·pon.

  1. a large, powerful game fish, Megalops atlantica, inhabiting the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and large, silvery scales.

noun plural -pons or -pon

  1. a large silvery clupeoid game fish, Tarpon atlanticus, of warm Atlantic waters, having a compressed body covered with large scales: family Elopidae
  2. Australian another name for ox-eye herring
  3. any similar related fish

n.large fish (Megalops atlanticus) of the herring family, 1680s, probably from a Native American word. Also called jew-fish.

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