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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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(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
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(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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