fugu means: Japanese swellfish; globefish; blowfish; ballonfish; puffer. Fugu can only be caught during winter and is usually eaten in chiri-nabe or raw fugu, which is sliced paper thin. Fugu is only allowed in Japan by licensed chefs, as it has a fatal poison. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does fugu mean?

  • One of many pufferfishes, particularly in Japan. (in Merlin Dictionary)