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tautog (plural tautogs)
- 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.