Sea porcupine
Sea porcupine Sea" por"cu*pine (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the genus {Diodon}, and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under {Diodon}. [1913 Webster]

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  • porcupine fishes — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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