blowfish

noun

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

Examples of blowfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resulting series of escalating high jinks, which includes the use of blowfish poison, verges on the farcical, but the novel’s major chord is one of rueful longing. The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 In a poisonous blowfish, the most delicious part of the fish is the closest to the poison. Sara Klausing, Men's Health, 9 Dec. 2022 At Rolo’s in Ridgewood, Queens, a Scorpion Bowl comes in a blowfish-shaped bowl that serves two to four (read: two), with a black rum and cognac base. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 14 Sep. 2022 In 1888, Itō Hirobumi, the first prime minister of Japan, ate a dish with the blowfish during a visit to the Shunpanro restaurant in Shimonoseki. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2021 Many people worry that raw-milk cheese is a kind of edible petri dish of contagion and disease, a dangerous delicacy not unlike Japanese fugu, the poisonous blowfish, which, if not prepared expertly, can kill you. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2021 Objects that could be revelatory included a blowfish, school bus, and blue animal collar. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2020 At the rooftop bar, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, guests can enjoy tapas and crafted cocktails made in glasses shaped like blowfishes. Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2020 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, 28 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Blowfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blowfish. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

blowfish

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

Medical Definition

blowfish

noun
blow·​fish -ˌfish How to pronounce blowfish (audio)

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