sea hedgehogs
Diodon Di"o*don, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called {globefishes}, {swellfishes}, etc. Called also {porcupine fishes}, and {sea hedgehogs}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales. [1913 Webster]


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