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fu·gu

 (fo͞o′go͞o)
n.
Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.

[Japanese.]

fugu

(ˈfuːɡuː)
n
(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
[Japanese]

fu•gu

(ˈfu gu)

n., pl. -gus.
any of several species of puffer eaten as a delicacy after the removal of toxic parts.
[1905–10; < Japanese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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