Share this entry

Share this page

fugu

Line breaks: fugu
Pronunciation: /ˈfuːɡuː
 
/

Definition of fugu in English:

noun

[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.

Origin

from Japanese.

Definition of fugu in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence