Chilo mycterus geometricus
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

  • 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 …   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

  • swellfish — 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

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