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fugu

[foo-goo] /ˈfu gu/
noun
1.
any of several species of puffer fish eaten as a delicacy, especially in Japan, after the removal of the skin and certain organs which contain a deadly poison.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Japanese
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fugu

/ˈfuːɡuː/
noun
1.
any of various marine pufferfish of the genus Tetraodontidae, eaten as a delicacy in Japan once certain poisonous and potentially lethal parts have been removed
Word Origin
Japanese
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