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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Pufferfish Pufferfish, also known as blowfish, are located in tropical seas around the globe. Daniel Jameson, Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 31 July 2019 Puffer fish, or blowfish, won their names from their ability to inflate themselves when disturbed. Martin Finucane,, 12 June 2019 See More

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1800, in the meaning defined above

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