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swellfish

[swel-fish] /ˈswɛlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) swellfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) swellfishes.
1.
puffer (def 2).
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; swell + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for swell fish

swellfish

/ˈswɛlˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a popular name for puffer (sense 2)
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