A puffer fish that is eaten as a Japanese delicacy, after some highly poisonous parts have been removed.
More 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.
mid 20th century: from Japanese.
Definition of fugu in:
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