globefish
noun Date: 1668 puffer fish 1

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  • globefish — [glōb′fish΄] n. pl. globefish or globefishes (see FISH) any puffer fish or porcupinefish …   English World dictionary

  • Globefish — Globe fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A plectognath fish of the genera {Diodon}, {Tetrodon}, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also {porcupine fish}, and {sea hedgehog}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globefish — Puffer Puff er, n. 1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by bidder. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globefish — /glohb fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) globefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) globefishes. 1. puffer (def. 2). 2. See ocean sunfish. [1660 70; GLOBE + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • globefish — /ˈgloʊbfɪʃ/ (say glohbfish) noun (plural globefish or globefishes) → puffer (def. 3). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • globefish — dygioji rutulžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Contusus richei angl. globefish; prickly toadfish rus. колючий контус ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rutulžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefish — balionžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ephippion guttiferum angl. globefish rus. эфиппион ryšiai: platesnis terminas – balionžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefish — kiškiagalvis dygliapilvis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lagocephalus laevigatus angl. globefish; smooth puffer; smooth swellfish rus. зайцеголовый иглобрюх тамбор; рыба шар; скалозуб ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • globefish — noun Any of many marine fish in the family Tetraodontidae, especially the puffer or sunfish, that can inflate itself to form a globe …   Wiktionary

  • globefish — globe·fish glōb .fish n PUFFER …   Medical dictionary

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