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puffer (def 2).
Contemporary Examples

The Mysterious Mrs. Woods Jacob Bernstein November 29, 2009

noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a popular name for puffer (sense 2)

Then he described another odd product of the bay, that was known as the blow-fish, and had the power of inflating himself with air when taken out of the water. [“The Young Nimrods in North America,” New York, 1881]


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