tarpan

[ tahr-pan ]
/ tɑrˈpæn /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. taroc,
  2. tarok,
  3. tarot,
  4. tarots,
  5. tarp,
  6. tarpaper,
  7. tarpaulin,
  8. tarpeia,
  9. tarpeian rock,
  10. tarpit

Origin of tarpan

1835–45; < Russian tarpán, said to be < Kazakh or Kirghiz

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British Dictionary definitions for tarpan

tarpan

/ (ˈtɑːpæn) /

noun

a European wild horse, Equus caballus gomelini, common in prehistoric times but now extinct

Word Origin for tarpan

from Kirghiz Tatar

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