from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A foodborne poisoning in humans caused by eating marine species whose flesh is contaminated with ciguatoxin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An affection believed by the natives of Central and South America to be caused by eating poisonous fish.
American Spanish, from ciguato, one poisoned (with ciguatoxin), from cigua, sigua, snail, perhaps of Arawakan origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)