tomtate

[tom-teyt]

noun

a grunt, Haemulon aurolineatum, inhabiting waters off the West Indies and Florida.

Nearby words

  1. tomorrow is another day,
  2. tompion,
  3. tompkins,
  4. tompkins, daniel d.,
  5. tomsk,
  6. tomtit,
  7. ton,
  8. ton-force,
  9. ton-mile,
  10. ton-up

Origin of tomtate

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; origin uncertain

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