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porcupine fish

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various tropical marine fishes of the family Diodontidae, having strong sharp spines on the body and capable of inflating themselves when attacked.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A diodontoid fish, as Diodon hystrix, whose skin is studded with prickles; a sea-porcupine. The various species inhabit tropical seas. See Diodontidæ, and cuts under Diodon and swell-fish.

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

  • noun spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters
  • noun spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters

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