blackfish
Tautog Tau*tog", n. [The pl. of taut, the American Indian name, translated by Roger Williams sheep's heads, and written by him tauta['u]og.] (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [Written also {tautaug}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Labrus Americanus)


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