an edible, black and greenish wrasse fish (Tautoga onitis) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Origin of tautogNarragansett tauta?og, plural of taut
A dark-colored, edible wrasse (Tautoga onitis) found along the North American Atlantic coast, having a blunt snout and a long dorsal fin. Also called blackfish.
Origin of tautogNarragansett tautaũog, pl. of taut, a kind of fish.
- A fish of the wrasse family found in salt water off of eastern North America from Nova Scotia to South Carolina (Tautoga onitis).