ayu

noun
\ ˈä(ˌ)yü, ˈī(ˌ)(y)ü \
variants: or less commonly ai \ ˈī \
plural -s

Definition of ayu

: a small salmonlike anadromous fish (Plecoglossus altivelis) of Japan that is highly esteemed as a food fish

called also sweetfish

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History and Etymology for ayu

Japanese ayu, ai

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“Ayu.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ayu. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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