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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for pufferfish in the sense of this definition

(pufferfish is a kind of ...) tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines

(pufferfish is a part of ...) delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

(... is a member of pufferfish) puffers

Definition 2: delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for pufferfish in the sense of this definition

(pufferfish is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from the sea used as food

(... is a kind of pufferfish ) a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous

(... is part of pufferfish) 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

(pufferfish is made of the substance ...) a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish

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