Definition of Blowfish

1. Noun. Delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver.

Exact synonyms: Puffer, Pufferfish, Sea Squab
Group relationships: Globefish, Puffer, Pufferfish
Generic synonyms: Saltwater Fish
Specialized synonyms: Fugu
Terms within: Tetrodotoxin



2. Noun. Any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers.
Exact synonyms: Globefish, Puffer, Pufferfish
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Family Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontidae
Terms within: Puffer, Pufferfish, Sea Squab
Derivative terms: Puff

Definition of Blowfish

1. Proper noun. (computing) A symmetric block cipher encryption algorithm used in modern cryptographic software, designed by Bruce Schneier in 1993. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (sense food) A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blowfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowfish

blowby
blowbys
blowdart
blowdarts
blowdown
blowdowns
blowdryer
blowdryers
blowe
blowed
blower
blowers
blowest
bloweth
blowfish (current term)
blowfishes
blowflies
blowfly
blowfly strike
blowgun
blowguns
blowhard
blowhards
blowholes
blowhorn
blowier
blowies

Literary usage of Blowfish

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1. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Security I, In case you care, blowfish was written by Bruce Schneier; DES was written by ... Plain DES can accept up to a 56-bit key; blowfish up to 448, ..."

2. The Call of the Surf by Van Campen Heilner, Frank Stick (1920)
"The blowfish is a fat, wedge-shaped little fellow, of most peculiar attributes. He comes to the beach apparently scared out of his .four senses, ..."

3. Kingdoms of Ahn Daowen: Storms of Espyrea by E. P. Harlow (2007)
"blowfish is tricky to cook, especially over an open fire." Chuckling to himself, he glanced toward Zike, and he muttered, "I'm glad I didn't have to clean ..."

4. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"... horn from the Arctic, and the blowfish from the Moluccas, and the paddles from Fiji, and the picture of the ça Ira with Lord Hotham in chase. ..."

5. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... blowfish, or green pike. In the Great Lakes, particularly in Lakes Erie and Ontario, the young of a ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... grinnin' in a dream—for shells an' parra- keets, An' walkin'-sticks o' carved bamboo an' blowfish stuffed an' dried — Fillin' my bunk wi' ..."

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