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diodon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Puffer  \Puff"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  puffs;  one  who  praises  with  noisy  or  extravagant 
  commendation. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  employed  by  the  owner  or  seller  of  goods  sold 
  at  suction  to  bid  up  the  price;  a  by-bidder.  --Bouvier. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  plectognath  fish  which  inflates  its  body,  as  the 
  species  of  {Tetrodon}  and  {Diodon};  --  called  also 
  {blower},  {puff-fish},  {swellfish},  and  {globefish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diodon  \Di"o*don\,  n.  [Gr.  di-  =  di`s-  twice  +  ?,  ?,  a  tooth: 
  cf  F.  diodon.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  spinose,  plectognath  fishes,  having 
  the  teeth  of  each  jaw  united  into  a  single  beaklike  plate. 
  They  are  able  to  inflate  the  body  by  taking  in  air  or 
  water,  and  hence  are  called  {globefishes}, 
  {swellfishes},  etc  Called  also  {porcupine  fishes},  and 
  {sea  hedgehogs}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  whales. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Diodon 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Diodontidae  [syn:  {Diodon},  {genus  Diodon}] 




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