pufferfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pufferfish 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
    • n pufferfish delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
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Usage


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That's Japanese for pufferfish or blowfish, perhaps the world's most notorious seafood.
A Guineafoul Pufferfish during its rarely seen 'golden' phase, has no need for camouflage.
Echoes of pop vocal harmonies and traces of funk organ lace the homegrown goodness of alt-country band Pufferfish .
Kishiwada Journal;In Japan, Deflating a Poisonous Pufferfish Legend.
For countless centuries, one of the greatest and costliest Japanese delicacies has been fugu, or pufferfish .
The puppy-dog looks and playful demeanors of the pufferfishes belie a notorious reputation for nipping, territoriality, and aggression—are any of them peaceful enough for a community tank.
In captivity pufferfish rarely eat as much crunchy food as they do in the wild, and their teeth can grow faster than they are worn away.
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