globefish vs puffer what difference

what is difference between globefish and puffer

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

globe +‎ fish

Noun

globefish (plural globefishes or globefish)

  1. Any of many marine fish in the family Tetraodontidae, especially the puffer or sunfish, that can inflate itself to form a globe.

Translations



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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