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tau·togalso tau·taug (tô′tôg′, -tŏg′, tô-tôg′, -tŏg′)
A dark-colored, edible wrasse (Tautoga onitis) found along the North American Atlantic coast, having a blunt snout and a long dorsal fin. Also called blackfish.
[Narragansett tautaũog, pl. of taut, a kind of fish.]
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(Animals) a large dark-coloured wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean: used as a food fish. Also called: blackfish
[C17: from Narraganset tautauog, plural of tautau sheepshead]
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a black wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the U.S. Atlantic coast.
[1765–75, Amer.; < Narragansett tautaũog, pl.]
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|Noun||1.||tautog - large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America|
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
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