Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Diodontidæ; a porcupine-fish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Zoöl.) A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; -- called also
ball fish, balloon fish, and swellfish.
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