Definition of tautog in English:


Syllabification: tau·tog
Pronunciation: /tôˈtôg, tôˈtäg


  • A grayish-olive edible wrasse (fish) that occurs off the Atlantic coast of North America.
    • Tautoga onitis, family Labridae
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    • And we put no credence whatever in the old myth that the vent of the tautog closes over in winter.
    • Taken by rod, reel, and spear from May through October, tautog is an important sport fish in Rhode Island.
    • There should be more of a regional management approach for both commercial and recreational tautog fisheries.


mid 17th century: from Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut.

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