sea squab


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Noun1.sea squab - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liversea squab - 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
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Also referred to as pufferfish, blowfish, sea squab and globefish, fugu Varies in degrees of toxicity.
It will probably surprise many Americans to learn that during World War II, de-poisoned species of Atlantic Ocean puffers were marketed as "sea squab."
Editorial Note: Neurologic illnesses associated with eating pufferfish (i.e., blowfish, sea squab, and Fugu [Terodontidae and Diodontidae families]) are not common in the United Stares.