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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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The fugu fish has the most concise genome; it has no "junk" DNA.
At Jusco Co., another supermarket chain, sales of stew sets with various ingredients have risen 30%, with special stews featuring fugu and frogfish have risen by 10%.
When the fish arrive, they are placed in their ethanol-filled jars, then arranged on shelves in what you might call the Darwin decimal system: from the most primitive, least evolved species, like descendants of 400-million-year-old sharks and rays, to the more highly evolved ones, like the Fugu, or puffers, the poisonous delicacy favored by Japanese gourmets.
Many, such as the fugu, a toxic blowfish popular among intrepid Japanese gourmets, are of commercial importance.
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Sand puffer (Fugu niphobles) and other fish predation on U.
Over the years, the company has received more than $2.5 million in SBIR funds, for research projects ranging from detection of toxins in fugu, or puffer fish, to cloning of green coffee enzymes that are capable of converting Type B blood to Type O, the universal donor blood type.
If it had been fugu Bush would have been dead before he hit the ground.
Japan imported nearly 1,700 metric tons (t) of fugu commonly known as blowfish, globefish, puffer, or swellfish), valued at $9.7 million in 1987.
One symbolic gift which a visitor could take from the Northern Region is their unique smock, locally called fugu, a costume which would be displayed massively by most of the natives today, if not all.