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tautog

[taw-tog, -tawg] /tɔˈtɒg, -ˈtɔg/
noun
1.
a black food and game fish, Tautoga onitis, inhabiting waters along the North Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Origin of tautog
1635-1645
1635-45, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) tautaũog, plural of taut
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tautog

/tɔːˈtɒɡ/
noun
1.
a large dark-coloured wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean: used as a food fish Also called blackfish
Word Origin
C17: from Narraganset tautauog, plural of tautau sheepshead
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n.

edible marine fish of the Atlantic coast of North America, 1643, from Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut.

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