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balloonfish

[buh-loon-fish] /bəˈlunˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural balloonfishes (especially collectively) balloonfish.
1.
a porcupinefish, Diodon holacanthus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical waters.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; balloon + fish
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  • It's a kind of puffer called the balloonfish, also called blowfish and globefish.

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