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  1. pufferfishnoun

    globefish, puffer

  2. pufferfishnoun

    Any species of fish of the family Tetraodontidae that have the ability to inflate themselves to a globe several times their normal size by swallowing water or air when threatened; puffer, blowfish, swellfish, balloonfish, globefish.

    puffer, globefish

  3. pufferfishnoun

    A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins; (Japanese) fugu.

    puffer, globefish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puffer, pufferfish, blowfish, globefishnoun

    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

  2. blowfish, sea squab, puffer, pufferfishnoun

    delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. pufferfish

    Takifugu (formerly Fugu) rubripes, fugu

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  1. Fukudokoro Sakai:

    I really hope (tourists) would come to Shimonoseki, try the pufferfish, and go back wondering why they can't try this fish back in their respective countries as well.

  2. Masaaki Sano:

    One thing about the pufferfish is that it's not really just about the fish itself, it's about the skill of the chef who cuts it, the presentation… it's a delicate cuisine – that's the point.

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