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Synonyms for blowfish

delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe

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Notable species include the blue tang, an electric purple and blue specimen; the strange looking bluespotted cornetfish, possessing a mouth fully one third the length of its body; and the striped burrfish, a species related to blow fish, with a body that has the wonderful pattern of a child's discovery maze.
Out first stop was Yanagibashi-Rengo Ichiba (market) where you can find the freshest fish like fuku, or the poisonous blow fish, Buri or Yellowtail.
For years now, we've known that the fugu or blow fish, is regarded as a prized but deadly delicacy in Japan, because the poison in its liver is strong enough to kill adult humans in only a few hours.