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tautog

[ taw-tog, -tawg ]
/ tɔˈtɒg, -ˈtɔg /
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noun
a dark-colored wrasse, Tautoga onitis, a popular game and food fish inhabiting waters along the North Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to South Carolina.Also called blackfish .
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Origin of tautog

An Americanism dating back to 1635–45; from Narragansett (English spelling) tautaũog, plural of taut
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British Dictionary definitions for tautog

tautog
/ (tɔːˈtɒɡ) /

noun
a large dark-coloured wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean: used as a food fishAlso called: blackfish

Word Origin for tautog

C17: from Narraganset tautauog, plural of tautau sheepshead
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