from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See puffer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. : A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a fish eaten as a delicacy, especially in Japan. It is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison (tetrodotoxin) in its ovaries and liver. Chefs require special training to learn how to remove the poisonous parts, and in Japan they must be licensed.
- n. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Tetraodontidae whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain tetrodotoxin, a potent nerve poison; they are closely related to spiny puffers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wall-eyed pike, Stizostedion vitreum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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. delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
blow + fish (Wiktionary)