blowfish vs puffer what difference

what is difference between blowfish and puffer

English

Etymology

blow +‎ fish.

Noun

blowfish (plural blowfish or blowfishes)

  1. Any species of fish of the family Tetraodontidae that have the ability to inflate themselves to a globe several times their normal size by swallowing water or air when threatened.
  2. A delicacy popular in Japan, consisting of the fish served raw as sushi or perhaps fried. It may, if improperly prepared, contain considerably deadly levels of neurotoxins.

Synonyms

  • (fish): balloonfish, globefish, puffer, pufferfish, swellfish
  • (food): fugu

Translations

Anagrams

  • fish bowl, fishbowl


English

Etymology

puff +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpʌfɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpʌfə/
  • Rhymes: -ʌfə(ɹ)

Noun

puffer (plural puffers)

  1. Someone or something that puffs.
  2. Any of several poisonous fish, of the family Tetraodontidae, which have the ability to inflate their bodies when in danger.
  3. A manually-operated inhaler.
  4. (dated, childish) A train; a locomotive, usually one that is steam-powered.
  5. A Clyde puffer, a kind of small ship.
  6. (slang) A car left idling to warm up, emitting steam from the rear.
  7. (fashion) An insulated puffy jacket, such as a down jacket.
  8. (dated) A person who gives exaggerated praise to a product, literary work, etc.
  9. (dated, slang) One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at auction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
  10. (derogatory) An alchemist; so named from their constant attendance to the bellows of their furnaces.
  11. The common, or harbour, porpoise.
  12. A kier used in dyeing.
  13. (glassblowing) A soffietta.
  14. (cellular automata) A finite pattern that moves like a spaceship but leaves a trail of debris.

Synonyms

  • (fish): globefish, pufferfish

Derived terms

  • Clyde puffer
  • peter puffer
  • pink puffer

Translations

References

  • puffer (slang), The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English: A Crunk Omnibus, by Grant Barrett, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006, p. 273. [1]

Danish

Noun

puffer c (singular definite pufferen, plural indefinite puffere)

  1. (chemistry) buffer

Declension

Synonyms

  • buffer

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