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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tarpon” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.
  2. ^ tarpon” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  3. ^ 1910, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, part 2