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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.



(Animals) any of various marine pufferfish of the genus Tetraodontidae, eaten as a delicacy in Japan once certain poisonous and potentially lethal parts have been removed


(ˈfu gu)

n., pl. -gus.
any of several species of puffer eaten as a delicacy after the removal of toxic parts.
[1905–10; < Japanese]
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Noun1.fugu - a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
blowfish, puffer, pufferfish, sea squab - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
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