Definition of tautog in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɔːˈtɒɡ/


A greyish-olive edible wrasse (fish) which occurs off the Atlantic coast of North America.
  • Tautoga onitis, family Labridae.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with tautog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, smog, snog, sprog, tog, trog

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Line breaks: tau¦tog

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