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porcupinefish

[pawr-kyuh-pahyn-fish] /ˈpɔr kyəˌpaɪnˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) porcupinefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) porcupinefishes.
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any of several fishes of the family Diodontidae, especially Diodon hystrix, of tropical seas, capable of inflating the body with water or air until it resembles a globe, with erection of the long spines covering the skin.
Origin of porcupinefish
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; porcupine + fish
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