[pawr-kyuh-pahyn-fish] /ˈpɔr kyəˌpaɪnˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) porcupinefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) porcupinefishes.
any of several of the family Diodontidae, especially Diodon hystrix, of tropical seas, capable of inflating the body with water or air until it resembles a globe, with erection of the long spines covering the skin.


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