Possibly originally a compound of 鵜 (u, “cormorant”) + 食い (kui, “eating, gobbling”).
石斑魚 (hiragana うぐい, katakana ウグイ, romaji ugui, historical hiragana うぐひ)
- the Japanese dace, also known as the big-scaled redfin: Tribolodon hakonensis, an edible fish in family Cyprinidae
This three-kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun. As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ウグイ.
- ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9