balloon fish
Bur fish Bur" fish` (Zo["o]l.) A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. {Chilo mycterus geometricus}) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; -- called also {ball fish}, {balloon fish}, and {swellfish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • ball fish — Bur fish Bur fish (Zo[ o]l.) A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. {Chilo mycterus geometricus}) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; called also {ball …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bur fish — (Zo[ o]l.) A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. {Chilo mycterus geometricus}) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; called also {ball fish}, {balloon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pilot fish — Pilot Pi lot, n. [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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