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puff·er

 (pŭf′ər)
n.
1. One that puffs: a puffer of cigars; used a puffer to apply insecticide.
3. A quilted, fitted jacket filled with down or other material for warmth.

puffer

(ˈpʌfə)
n
1. a person or thing that puffs
2. (Animals) Also called: globefish any marine plectognath fish of the family Tetraodontidae, having an elongated spiny body that can be inflated to form a globe

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]

puffer

An alchemist who concentrated solely on turning base metals into gold. The term later came to be used to describe any kind of alchemist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puffer - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liverpuffer - 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.puffer - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globepuffer - 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
Translations
フグ河豚

puffer

[ˈpʌfəʳ] Nlocomotora f

puffer

n (baby-talk: = train) → Puffpuff f (baby-talk)

puffer

(fam) V. inhaler.
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