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tarpon Syllabification: tar·pon
Pronunciation: /ˈtärpən/

Definition of tarpon in English:


A large tropical marine fish of herringlike appearance.
Example sentences
  • Among these clades are such diverse forms as arawanas, knifefishes, mormyrids, eels, tarpon, and herring.
  • Biologists also are in varying stages of research and replenishment of cobia, speckled trout, tarpon, snook, crappie, bluegill and striped bass stocks.
  • There are also, in separate sections, adult turtles and big fish like jewfish, tarpon, snook and stingrays.


Late 17th century: probably from Dutch tarpoen, perhaps from a Central American language.

Words that rhyme with tarpon

parpen, sharpen
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