Fugu definition

fo͝ogo͝o
Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.
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A Japanese puffer containing a deadly toxin, tetrodotoxin, in its skin and organs: the white flesh of this fish is served raw as a delicacy, esp. in Japan.
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Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.
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Blowfish: a delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins.
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Origin of fugu

  • Japanese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese フグ (fugu)

    From Wiktionary