Savanilla
Savanilla Sav`a*nil"la, n. (Zo["o]l.) The tarpum. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • savanilla — Tarpum Tar pum, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large marine fish ({Megapolis Atlanticus}) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • savanilla — ˌsavəˈnilə, nē(y)ə noun ( s) Etymology: probably from Savanilla, former seaport, Colombia : tarpon …   Useful english dictionary

  • savanilla — sav·a·nil·la …   English syllables

  • Savanilla rhatany — Rhatany Rhat a*ny, Rhatanhy Rhat an*hy, n. [Sp. ratania, rata[ n]a, Peruv. rata[ n]a.] The powerfully astringent root of a half shrubby Peruvian plant ({Krameria triandra}). It is used in medicine and to color port wine. [Written also {ratany}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • savanilla rhatany — noun Etymology: after Savanilla, former seaport, Colombia : the root of a shrub (Krameria ixina) as distinguished from rhatany obtained from other plants of the genus Krameria …   Useful english dictionary

  • jewfish — Tarpum Tar pum, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large marine fish ({Megapolis Atlanticus}) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Krameria Ixina — Rhatany Rhat a*ny, Rhatanhy Rhat an*hy, n. [Sp. ratania, rata[ n]a, Peruv. rata[ n]a.] The powerfully astringent root of a half shrubby Peruvian plant ({Krameria triandra}). It is used in medicine and to color port wine. [Written also {ratany}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Krameria triandra — Rhatany Rhat a*ny, Rhatanhy Rhat an*hy, n. [Sp. ratania, rata[ n]a, Peruv. rata[ n]a.] The powerfully astringent root of a half shrubby Peruvian plant ({Krameria triandra}). It is used in medicine and to color port wine. [Written also {ratany}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Megapolis Atlanticus — Tarpum Tar pum, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large marine fish ({Megapolis Atlanticus}) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratany — Rhatany Rhat a*ny, Rhatanhy Rhat an*hy, n. [Sp. ratania, rata[ n]a, Peruv. rata[ n]a.] The powerfully astringent root of a half shrubby Peruvian plant ({Krameria triandra}). It is used in medicine and to color port wine. [Written also {ratany}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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