Definitions

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  • noun Any of various pufferfishes that are used as food, especially in Japan, after the poisonous skin and organs have been removed.

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  • noun Blowfish: a delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese.]

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  • "Blowfish testicles have left seven Japanese ill, one critically, renewing public fears over the dangerous delicacy.

    The group ate raw meat and baked testes of blowfish - known in Japan as fugu - at an upscale restaurant on Monday in Tsuruoka, an old castle town 350 kilometres north of Tokyo.

    They were treated at a hospital for numbness in the hands and legs and other symptoms. One of them was in a critical condition yesterday."

    - AFP, 'Blowfish testicles poison seven in Japan', theage.com.au, 28 January 2009.

    January 28, 2009

  • ... Wow.

    I knew about fugu being poisonous. I did not know people ate the ... um ... why?

    January 28, 2009

  • A poisonous poisson.

    October 17, 2009