Definition of Taipan

1. Noun. Large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia.

Exact synonyms: Oxyuranus Scutellatus
Generic synonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake
Group relationships: Genus Oxyuranus, Oxyuranus



Definition of Taipan

1. Noun. any of a venomous species of snake, of the family ''Elapidae'', found in Australia and New Guinea ¹

2. Noun. a foreign businessman in China; a tycoon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Taipan

1. a venomous snake [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taipan

tain
tainiolite
tains
taint
tainted
taintedness
tainter gate
tainting
taintless
taintlessly
taints
tainture
taintures
taintworm
taintworms
taipan (current term)
taipans
taipo
taira
tairas
tairn
tairns
tais
taisch
taisches
taish
taishes
tait
taits
taiver

Literary usage of Taipan

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"IX Some Talk with a taipan and a General: Proves in what Manner a Sea Picnic may be a ... He was the biggest taipan on the island, and quite the nicest. ..."

2. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling (1900)
"Some Talk with a taipan and a General: proves in what Manner a Sea-Picnic may be a ... I sought a taipan, which means the head of an English trading firm. ..."

3. From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel by Rudyard Kipling (1907)
"I sought a taipan, which means the head of an English trading firm. He was the biggest taipan on the island, and quite the nicest. ..."

4. From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel by Rudyard Kipling (1900)
"IX SOME TALK WITH A taipan AND A GENERAL t PROVES IN WHAT MANNER A SEA-PICNIC MAY BE ... I sought a taipan, which means the head of an English trading firm. ..."

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