tarpon

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Dutch tarpoen. Suggestions that the term derives from a Native American term[1] are unlikely.[2][3]

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tarpon (countable and uncountable, plural tarpons)

  1. Any of several fishes of the family Elopidae or Megalopidae, especially a large silvery game fish.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ tarpon” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ tarpon” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ 1910, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, part 2