bur fish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bur fish \Bur" fish`\ (Zool.)
   A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the
   United States (esp. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the
   power of distending its body with water or air, so as to
   resemble a chestnut bur; -- called also ball fish, {balloon
   fish}, and swellfish.
   [1913 Webster]
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