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noun (pufferfish)
  1. 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.
  2. A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins; (Japanese) fugu.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kogelvis
  • German: Kugelfisch
  • Italian: pesce palla
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: English puffer (from puff) + fish.


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