Definition of fugu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfuːɡuː/


[mass noun]
A pufferfish that is eaten as a Japanese delicacy, after some highly poisonous parts have been removed: paper-thin slices of fugu [as modifier]: all fugu chefs must pass a government test
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.


From Japanese.

Words that rhyme with fugu


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