fugu fugu


  • (n) a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous


  1. And there was the fugu the poisonous blowfish delicacy that can cost your life if prepared incorrectly, and which can cost you $50 or more when ordered at a restaurant.
  2. By contrast, fugu poison, which has almost the same effect, is always present in the sex organs and liver of Japanese puffer fish.
  3. Every year a number of Japanese suffer Botanist Davis tetrodotoxin poisoning as a result of eating incorrectly prepared puffer fish, the great delicacy fugu.


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/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /