Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wall-eyed pike, Stizostedion vitreum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun food : A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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
  • noun delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

blow +‎ fish

Examples

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Au-Yeung and he said I played 'like a devilfish' - slang for the Japanese fugu fish, or blowfish, which is poisonous if it's not prepared exactly right.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Unlike the toxic Fugu pufferfish or blowfish, which is an expensive delicacy in Japan but requires careful expert preparation to avoid potentially fatal poisoning, Akins says lionfish meat is safe to eat and contains no venom.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A chef holding a blowfish, which is poisonous unless prepared correctly.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • And whoever above called Hill a 'blowfish' ... goddamn that's funny.

    Justin Theroux to Write/Direct Zoolander 2, Jonah Hill as The Villain? | /Film

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.