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Borrowed from Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut.


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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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