Meaning of taipan

tai•pan

Pronunciation: (tī'pan), [key]
— n.
  1. (in China) the head or owner of a foreign business establishment.

tai•pan

Pronunciation: (tī'pan), [key]
— n.
  1. a highly venomous elapid snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, of New Guinea and northern Australia, that grows to a length of from 10 to 12 ft. (3.1 to 3.7 m).
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