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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dark-colored, edible marine fish (Tautoga onitis) found along the North American Atlantic coast. Also called blackfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish of the wrasse family found in salt water off of eastern North America from Nova Scotia to South Carolina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An edible labroid fish (Haitula onitis, or Tautoga onitis) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. When adult it is nearly black, more or less irregularly barred, with greenish gray. Called also blackfish, oyster fish, salt-water chub, and moll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A labroid fish, Tautoga americana or T. onitis, abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and highly esteemed for food. Also called blackfish and oyster-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America

Etymologies

Narragansett tauta├╗g.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Narragansett tautauog, plural of taut. (Wiktionary)

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