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Puffer \Puff"er\, n.
1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant
2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold
at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder. --Bouvier.
(a) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the
species of Tetrodon and Diodon of the family
Tetraodontidae; -- called also blower,
puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish. They are
highly poisonous due to the presence of glands
containing a potent toxin, tetrodotoxin.
Nevertheless they are eaten as a delicacy in Japan,
being prepared by specially licensed chefs who remove
the poison glands.
(b) The common, or harbor, porpoise.
4. (Dyeing) A kier.
Toxin \Tox"in\, Toxine \Tox"ine\, n. [Gr. toxiko`n. See Toxic.
A poisonous product formed by an organism, such as a
pathogenic bacterium, a plant or an animal, usually having a
high molecular weight, often a protein or a polysaccharide,
but occasionally a low-molecular weight agent such as
blowfish \blow"fish\ n.
1. a fish eaten as a delicacy, especially in Japan. It is
highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison
(tetrodotoxin) in its ovaries and liver. Chefs require
special training to learn how to remove the poisonous
parts, and in Japan they must be licensed.
Note: In Japan it is called fugu. Deaths due to ingestion
of the meat of this fish occur almost every year.
Syn: sea squab, puffer, puffer fish.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
2. any of numerous marine fishes of the family
Tetraodontidae whose elongated spiny body can inflate
itself with water or air to form a globe; several species
contain tetrodotoxin, a potent nerve poison; they are
closely related to spiny puffers.
Syn: puffer, globefish.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]