- any of several species of puffer fish eaten as a delicacy, especially in Japan, after the removal of the skin and certain organs which contain a deadly poison.
Origin of fugu
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1905–10
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The Fugu poison produces cholera-like symptoms, convulsions, and paralysis.Food Poisoning
Edwin Oakes Jordan
- 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