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- n. An amphidromous fish, the ayu of East Asia, the only member of its genus, Plecoglossus altivelis, family Plecoglossidae, named and prized for its sweet-tasting flesh, especially in Japan. It is a game fish and is also subject to extensive aquaculture.
The ayu is known as the sweetfish in English, and the Shin-Yatsushiro station in
And further innovative efforts are underway on trout, sweetfish, sturgeon and mackerel.
Names of food go the opposite way, so you have a fruit called sour-ripe, and sweetfish, and nut bread, and swearing in the same vein such as 'heart-rot'.
The master of the establishment was grilling up some tiny sweetfish, a local specialty, on the outdoor brazier.
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