a small, dun-colored wild horse chiefly of southern Russia, having a flowing mane and tail: extinct since the early 20th century but somewhat restored by selective breeding of mixed-breed domestic horses, and sustained in zoos.
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How to use tarpan in a sentence
Another species, the tarpan, roams the Steppes of Tartary, and is with great difficulty tamed to the use of man.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
tarpan, tar′pan, n. the small wild horse of the steppes of Russia.
He resembles the tarpan or wild horse of the Caspian steppes.Evolution in Art | Alfred C. Haddon
British Dictionary definitions for tarpan
a European wild horse, Equus caballus gomelini, common in prehistoric times but now extinct
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