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1A pufferfish or a porcupine fish.
- ‘The rare globefish depicted in the Passarotti series of four market scenes is thus not an anomaly within this group of ‘market’ scenes.’
- ‘A woman holds a rotund globefish behind the spherical head of an old man in his Fish Vendors.’
2An ocean sunfish.See sunfish (sense 1)
- ‘Toxin of globefish, after extraction, can be used for treatment of neuralgia and spasm.’
- ‘Local Health Inspection officials have warned citizens to refrain from dining on globefish.’
- ‘The family includes many familiar species which are variously called puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, and toadies.’
- ‘A hungry mankind must have had a serious alternative when mushroom, globefishes or young green plums were in sight.’
- ‘There were schools of bullseyes and other silver fish and some solitary globefishes.’
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