What is another word for puffer?

Pronunciation: [pˈʌfə] (IPA)

Puffer is a common name for a variety of fish known for their ability to inflate themselves by taking in water or air when threatened. Some synonyms for the word puffer include blowfish, balloonfish and porcupinefish due to their unique physical characteristics. These fish are often considered a delicacy in some Asian countries despite being poisonous if not prepared correctly. Other synonyms for puffer include toadfish, globefish, and fugu. Puffers are not only found in oceans but also in tropical and subtropical rivers and streams. Although adorable to look at, puffer fish have deadly toxins that make them dangerous to predators, including humans who consume them.

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What are the hypernyms for Puffer?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Puffer

In the rules of the Grammar School at Chigwell, Essex, which was founded in 1629, it is prescribed that "the Master must be a man of sound religion, neither a Papist nor a Puritan, of a grave behaviour, and sober and honest conversation, no tippler or haunter of alehouses, no puffer of tobacco."
"The Social History of Smoking"
G. L. Apperson
I returned home stronger than ever before, and ventured to tell mother of the good sermon preached by Isaac puffer.
"A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences"
Laura S. Haviland
This discourse appeared as directly addressed to this trembling child as did that of Isaac puffer.
"A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences"
Laura S. Haviland

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