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tautog (n.)

edible marine fish of the Atlantic coast of North America, 1640s, from Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut. Translated by Roger Williams as "sheep's head."

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Definitions of tautog

tautog (n.)
large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America;
Synonyms: blackfish / Tautoga onitis
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