tarpan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tarpan European wild horse extinct since the early 20th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tarpan (Zoöl) A wild horse found in the region of the Caspian Sea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tarpan The wild horse of Tatary, belonging to one of those races which are by some authorities regarded as original, and not descended from domestic animals. Tarpans are not larger than an ordinary mule, are migratory, and have a tolerably acute sense of smell. Their color is invariably tan or mouse, with black mane and tail. During the cold season their hair is long and soft, lying so close as to feel like a bear's fur, and then it is grizzled; in summer it falls much away, leaving only a quantity on the back and loins. They are sometimes captured by the Tatars, but are reduced to subjection with great difficulty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tarpan tar′pan the small wild horse of the steppes of Russia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the native name
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Tatar.