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globe·fish

 (glōb′fĭsh′)
n. pl. globefish or globe·fish·es
Any of various fishes, especially an ocean sunfish or a pufferfish, having or capable of assuming a globular shape.

globefish

(ˈɡləʊbˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for puffer2, porcupine fish

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]
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Noun1.globefish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globeglobefish - 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