blowfish
blowfish low"fish n. 1. 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.

Note: In Japan it is called {fugu}. Deaths due to ingestion of the meat of this fish occur almost every year.

Syn: sea squab, puffer, puffer fish. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. 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.

Syn: puffer, globefish. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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