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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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It stressed that puffer fish poison cannot be eliminated by cooking or freezing it.
A FORMER paratrooper who died mysteriously may have been killed by puffer fish poison, an inquest was told.
He's not been idle in that decade and has devised an intricate plan to get revenge, involving puffer fish poison and the slicing off of eyeballs, not to mention deliberately getting put in prison.