puffer fish
noun Date: 1927 1. any of a family (Tetraodontidae) of chiefly tropical scaleless marine bony fishes which can distend themselves to a globular form and most of which are highly poisonous — called also blowfish, globefish, swellfish — compare fugu 2. any of various fish of the same order (Tetraodontiformes) as the puffer fish

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