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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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He is the grandson of Baba Fuku, the grandfather of Mohammed Yusuf who was my Islamic teacher.
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The fuku connects Africa to the Dominican Republic and here I add, that the culprit for all the flaws and misfortunes, not only of Oscar, but his family and Dominicans in general, it is traced back to Africa, and the slavery enabled by the colonizers.
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Five sacred contexts include Montamentu funerals (eight-to-nine-day wakes), cleansings (Manda Fuku Bai), rituals to bring rain, and others to nourish the soul of the bari (via bloodletting from stickfighting).
Although the stories of these characters counterpoint each other through various recurring themes--such as fuku, the curse that runs through Oscar's family--each chapter can be read separately.
Art and life, imagination and reality, intersect in the book that Yunior /Junot writes as "zafa" or talisman, to resist the apocalyptic destruction brought in this ubiquitous fuku.