Definition of tarpan in English:

tarpan

noun

  • A grayish wild horse that was formerly common in eastern Europe and western Asia, exterminated in 1919.

    • ‘The last wild tarpans were killed off in 1851.’
    • ‘These are special breeds created from domestic cattle and horses that are similar to aurochs and tarpans that once roamed in the wild in park-like forests and meadows.’
    • ‘They essentially tried to do the same thing with the tarpans and the forest bison and some other animals.’
    • ‘Surprisingly like tarpans in skull and build, the mares were bred to Przewalski stallions.’
    • ‘It took several generations to bring back wild horses that most closely resemble the original tarpan.’

Origin

Kyrgyz.

Pronunciation:

tarpan

/ˈtärpan/