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fugu

Syllabification: fu·gu
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oɡo͞o
 
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Definition of fugu in English:

noun

A puffer fish that is eaten as a Japanese delicacy, after some highly poisonous parts have been removed.
Example sentences
  • Even so, instances occur of Japanese dying from fugu poisoning, usually because someone without the necessary skill has attempted to prepare the fish.
  • Japanese prize puffer sashimi - fugu - though some diners die even after well-trained chefs trim the poisonous tissue.
  • The apotheosis of the sushi chef's art is the preparation of the highly poisonous fugu fish.

Origin

mid 20th century: from Japanese.

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