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  • n. sweetfish, an amphidromous fish of East Asia, the only member of its genus, Plecoglossus altivelis, named and prized for its sweet-tasting flesh. It is a game fish and is also subject to extensive aquaculture.


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  • Its crystal-clear water is more than 300 feet deep and is home to Biwako giant catfish, ayu, Biwa trout (salmon) and more than 50 species unique to the fishery.

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  • The ad about naza was amazing, creative one also nike ayu. k Says:

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  • Ayurveda is the combination of two Sanskrit words: ayu, which means life, and veda, which means knowledge.

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  • One village school inspired the Guarani Indians to add new words to their vocabulary: ayu ryrurive, the box that accumulates knowledge.

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  • I've begun to swahilianize my name when I introduce myself by dropping the American "uhr" sound and the end of amber and pronouncing the begining and end with a short african "a" instead of the Cincinnati "ayu" at the beginning.

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  • The tempura at Yaegaki is seasonal, as seen by the baby ayu river fish above, and the offerings change depending on what he finds at the market.

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  • Today, the order Salmoniformes includes the families Salmonidae (whitefishes, graylings, trout, salmon, and char), Osmeridae (smelts), and Plecoglossidae (ayu) from the Northern Hemisphere, as well as several families from the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • The largest was a flat lacquer dish with two grilled, salted ayu poised on their bellies as though they were swimming down the river together.

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  • The jighead, which emits beams of light once it is in the water, weighs 1/2 ounce and is available with tubes in colors such black/blue, ayu and Tennessee shad.www.


  • Robles said he used a 1-ounce Amistad Tackle Hawg-N Flutter Spoon in the pearl-ayu color.


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  • It's a fish.

    年魚 --"year fish" is another name, since its life spans but one year.

    January 2, 2012