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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.
References in classic literature ?
'Puffer,' assents Deputy, with a shrewd leer of recognition, and smoking an imaginary pipe, with his head very much on one side and his eyes very much out of their places: 'Hopeum Puffer.'
Datchery into a stall, one of a choice empty collection very much at his service, and glancing about him for Her Royal Highness the Princess Puffer.
Fishermen say that all puffer fish invariably receive the same treatment, especially since the Agriculture Ministry issued a decree in July that bans catching, selling and consumption of the extremely toxic fish.
Character engine Puffer Pete and cargo car use recognition and interaction to produce more than 100 sounds and phrases.
"They are an important part of Scotland's heritage and lots of Scots have puffer stories.
There are more than 120 different species of puffer fish.
Low levels of tetrodotoxin - in puffer fish - were found in his body.
Puffer shut down the Pioneers' dangerous offense by scattering five hits and allowing one run while striking out six, and junior Connor McDavitt and Matt Kilcoyne each belted home runs to lead the Mountaineers to a 12-4 win over top-seeded St.
Visitors were given the chance to view the vessel's wheel house and engine room while learning how the historic puffer is operated.
The victims complained of dizziness after they consumed stewed puffer fish that the mother cooked last Tuesday afternoon.
in their home in Sitio Song-ong Pangan-an Islet, Olango, hours after eating the puffer fish with his family.
The PTA will be using the funds raised for the sixth-grade field trip to Camp Edwards and to buy school T-shirts for each and every student at Henry Puffer!