swellfish

swellfish

[swel-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) swellfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) swellfishes.
puffer ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism; swell + fish

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swellfish (ˈswɛlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
a popular name for puffer

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