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n. pl. tarpon or tar·pons
Either of two large marine game fishes, Megalops cyprinoides of the Pacific and Indian Oceans or M. atlanticus of Atlantic coastal waters, having a bluish-green back and silvery sides.
n, pl -pons or -pon
1. (Animals) a large silvery clupeoid game fish, Tarpon atlanticus, of warm Atlantic waters, having a compressed body covered with large scales: family Elopidae
2. (Animals) Austral another name for ox-eye herring
3. (Animals) any similar related fish
[C17: perhaps from Dutch tarpoen, of unknown origin]
n., pl. -pons, (esp. collectively) -pon.
a powerful game fish, Megalops atlanticus, of warm W Atlantic waters, having large, silvery scales.
[1675–85; earlier tarpum, trapham, terbum]
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|Noun||1.||tarpon - large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida|
genus Tarpon - tarpons