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pufferfish Line breaks: puf¦fer|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌfəfɪʃ/

Definition of pufferfish in English:

noun (plural same or pufferfishes)

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A stout-bodied marine or freshwater fish which typically has spiny skin and inflates itself like a balloon when threatened. It is sometimes used as food, but some parts are highly toxic.
  • Family Tetraodontidae: several genera and many species, including the common pufferfish (Tetraodon cutcutia)
Example sentences
  • We saw crabs, eels, batfish, unicornfish, pufferfish, boxfish, lionfish, squirrelfish, racoonfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish and angelfish, to name just a few.
  • Having soon blown a film on these shoals and the occasional diversion of singletons like a moray eel, a porcupine pufferfish and a variety of grouper, I turn to the other reef life.
  • Take a look inside them - they are home to moray eels, shrimps, sleeping gobies and pufferfish.
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