Definition of Tarpon

1. Noun. Large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida.

Exact synonyms: Tarpon Atlanticus
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Genus Tarpon
Specialized synonyms: Elops Saurus, Ladyfish, Tenpounder



Definition of Tarpon

1. n. Same as Tarpum.

Definition of Tarpon

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tarpon

1. a marine game fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tarpon

1. Same as Tarpum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarpon

tarotist
tarotists
tarots
tarp
tarpan
tarpans
tarpaper
tarpapers
tarpaulin
tarpaulined
tarpaulins
tarped
tarping
tarpit
tarpits
tarpon (current term)
tarpons
tarpot
tarpots
tarps
tarpum
tarpums
tarrace
tarraces
tarradiddle
tarradiddles
tarragon
tarragon oil
tarragons
tarras

Literary usage of Tarpon

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"The tarpon reaches a length of 2 to 6 feet and a weight of 30 to more than 300 pounds. ... Among other names by which the tarpon is known are tarpum, ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1907)
"The conus of tarpon atlanticus resembles that of Amia calva in form, ... In the natural position, the conus of tarpon is a horizontally placed longitudinal ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast by Chelle Koster Walton (2003)
"tarpon Springs & Dunedin In its northern extremes, Pinellas County ... Between tarpon Springs and Dunedin lie small, out-of-the-way resort communities. ..."

4. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1895)
"One has many slips when tarpon fishing, and it should never be forgotten that the slightest check is fatal to one's chance of killing. ..."

5. The American Annual of Photography (1907)
"Avoid the conventional methods—for you are not fishing for the sake of catching the tarpon, but in the hope of photographing his leap. ..."

6. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1895)
"tarpon fishing is such a new sport that all its tackle is in process of evolution. ... When you buy tarpon tackle, young man,' remarked an old Southern ..."

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