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sweet + fish

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sweetfish (plural sweetfishes or sweetfish)

  1. An amphidromous fish, the ayu of East Asia (Plecoglossus altivelis), the only member of its genus and family Plecoglossidae, named and prized for its sweet-tasting flesh, especially in Japan, as a game fish, and is also subject to extensive aquaculture.

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  • (Plecoglossus altivelis): ayu, ai

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