from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fishes, especially the ocean sunfish or puffer, having or capable of assuming a globular shape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many marine fish in the family Tetraodontidae, especially the puffer or sunfish, that can inflate itself to form a globe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See diodon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gymnodont plectognath fish of either of the families Tetrodontidæ and Diodontidæ.
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
globe + fish (Wiktionary)