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fugu

[ foo-goo ]
/ ˈfu gu /
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noun

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.

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Origin of fugu

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1905–10
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How to use fugu in a sentence

  • The Fugu poison produces cholera-like symptoms, convulsions, and paralysis.

    Food Poisoning|Edwin Oakes Jordan

British Dictionary definitions for fugu

fugu
/ (ˈfuːɡuː) /

noun

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

Word Origin for fugu

Japanese
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