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puh fer

  • n  delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
  • n  any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers

  • Every year a number of Japanese suffer Botanist Davis tetrodotoxin poisoning as a result of eating incorrectly prepared puffer fish, the great delicacy fugu.
  • The FDA, for example, strictly limits imports of puffer fish, which can contain a deadly toxin if processed improperly.
  • Now a puffer is a boat that has to be seen to be adequately disbelieved.
News & Articles


  • Danny Maciocia in Edmonton Journal (blogs) (blog)
    He's a longsnapper, (rookie Neil) Puffer is a football player,Maciocia said, by way of explanation.
  • James Watt in Times Online
    As photographers, we want our images to have the most natural-looking light possible, yet too often find ourselves in situations where using a flash is necessary. With this new Puffer, Sony and Konica Minolta DSLR users will find more flexibility... Gary Fong http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Fong&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH2cXxaeRdpp7DS4SWdx0XPJSs5TQ imaging resource (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1277141671.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGzuJV6gqFH_Fjq10wwjNp7IqX5Ow Jun 21, 2010 78831 106164 puffer Watt remembers the harbour master at Port Ellen telling a skipper: Wullie, your Jum's got more paint on his jumper than you've got on your puffer."

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