tautog

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Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut.

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tautog (plural tautogs)

  1. A fish of the wrasse family found in salt water off of eastern North America from Nova Scotia to South Carolina (Tautoga onitis).
    • 2007 August 22, Ellen Barry And James Estrin, “Like Ducks and Penguins, With Nervous Stomachs”, New York Times:
      The fish he found were nothing unusual: cunner and tautog, small fish generally found around pilings or rocky shores, and one weakfish.

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