noun, Classical Mythology.
a vestal virgin who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was crushed under their shields when she claimed a reward.
(in Roman legend) a vestal virgin, who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was killed by them when she requested a reward
[tahr-pee-uh n] /tɑrˈpi ən/ noun 1. a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which criminals and traitors were hurled. Tarpeian Rock /tɑːˈpiːən/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) a cliff on the Capitoline hill from which traitors were hurled
noun 1. seepage of natural tar or asphalt, especially an accumulation that has acted as a natural trap into which animals have fallen and sunk and had their bones preserved.
noun, plural tarpons (especially collectively) tarpon. 1. a large, powerful game fish, Megalops atlantica, inhabiting the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and large, silvery scales. noun (pl) -pons, -pon 1. a large silvery clupeoid game fish, Tarpon atlanticus, of warm Atlantic waters, having a compressed body covered with large scales: […]
noun 1. a town in W Florida.