tautog

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noun tau·tog \ˈtȯ-ˌtȯg, -ˌtäg, tȯ-ˈ\

Definition of tautog

  1. :  an edible fish (Tautoga onitis) of the wrasse family found along the Atlantic coast of the United States and adjacent Canada —called also blackfish

Origin and Etymology of tautog

Narragansett tautaũog, plural


First Known Use: 1643


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