from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A globefish; a fish of the order Plectognathi and suborder Gymnodontes, as the tropical Tetraodon lineatus, or striped spine-belly, or a species of one of the genera Triodon and Diodon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) A fish of the genus Diodon (such as
Diodon holocanthus) or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. It is similar to but smaller than the porcupinefish. See globefish, and bur fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
fishof the genusDiodon or Tetraodon, capable of distendingits body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun similar to but smaller than porcupinefish
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What it is: One of a family of marine or estuarine fish known as Tetraodontidae whichincludesmany familiar species variously called puffers, puffer fish, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish and toadfish.