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blow·fish

 (blō′fĭsh′)
n. pl. blowfish or blow·fish·es

blowfish

(ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a popular name for puffer2

puff•er

(ˈpʌf ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that puffs.
2. Also called blowfish, globefish. any of various spiny fishes of the family Tetraodontidae, capable of inflating the body: several species contain the potent nerve poison tetrodotoxin.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowfish - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liverblowfish - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
globefish, puffer, pufferfish, blowfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
fugu - a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
tetrodotoxin - a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish
2.blowfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globeblowfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
blowfish, puffer, pufferfish, sea squab - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
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