sweetfish

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English[edit]

Sweetfish, ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis

Etymology[edit]

sweet +‎ fish

Noun[edit]

sweetfish (plural sweetfishes or sweetfish)

  1. 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, as a game fish, and is also subject to extensive aquaculture.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Plecoglossus altivelis): ayu, ai

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