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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

Etymologies

blow +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

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