blow·​fish | \ ˈblō-ˌfish How to pronounce blowfish (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The only significant violence is done by Sean to a succession of animals both living and dead — rabbit carcasses, writhing eels, lobsters, crickets, blowfish. Mike Hale, New York Times, "Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Thanksgiving Feast of Twists," 28 Nov. 2019 Pufferfish Pufferfish, also known as blowfish, are located in tropical seas around the globe. Daniel Jameson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World—And Where to Find Them," 19 Sep. 2019 Umad is a piscine creature who can bounce his bullets off walls and expand like a blowfish to deflect fire. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Preview: ‘Hot Shot Burn’ a twin stick shooter with a competitive edge," 31 July 2019 Puffer fish, or blowfish, won their names from their ability to inflate themselves when disturbed. Martin Finucane,, "Boston Children’s researchers look to puffer fish as source of possible replacement for opioids," 12 June 2019 Tunnel through the swarm and razzle-dazzle, the urgent flashing cries for everything from Asahi to fugu (blowfish) joints, and make your way to the comparatively sedate red-on-yellow façade of Creo-ru. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 Tiger blowfish is supposed to be the most delicious kind of fugu. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 The parent company runs a farm that raises tiger blowfish, and about 50 restaurants in Japan that serve it. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 The headliner is the raw blowfish, sliced thin and fanned out on a plate like a hundred translucent flower petals. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t," 21 Feb. 2018

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1800, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2019

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“Blowfish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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