from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several fishes of the family Elopidae or Megalopidae, especially a large silvery game fish (Megalops atlanticus) of Atlantic coastal waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several fishes of the family Elopidae or Megalopidae, especially a large silvery game fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as tarpum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large game-fish of the family Elopidæ and subfamily Megalopinæ (which see), specifically Megalops atlanticus, also called jewfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Dutch tarpoen. Suggestions that the term derives from a Native American term are unlikely. (Wiktionary)