ウグイ

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ウグイ (ugui): a Japanese dace.

Etymology[edit]

Possibly originally a compound of (u, cormorant) +‎ 食い (kui, eating, gobbling).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ウグイ (hiragana うぐい, romaji ugui, historical hiragana うぐひ)

  1. the Japanese dace, also known as the big-scaled redfin: Tribolodon hakonensis, an edible fish in family Cyprinidae

Usage notes[edit]

Although there are two possible kanji spellings, as with many less-common plant and animal names, this word is more often spelled in katakana.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9