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puffer

Definitions of puffer
  1. noun
    any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
    synonyms: blowfish, globefish, pufferfish
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    type of:
    plectognath, plectognath fish
    tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
  2. noun
    delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
    synonyms: blowfish, pufferfish, sea squab
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    types:
    fugu
    a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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