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  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]: 
 
  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}.  See  {Diodon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  globefish 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {puffer},  {blowfish}] 




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