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 for Diodon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diodon \Di"o*don\, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + 'odoy`s,
     'odo`ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.]
     1. (Zool.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the
        teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate.
        They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or
        water, and, hence, are called globefishes,
        swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and
        sea hedgehogs.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) A genus of whales.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Diodontidae [syn: Diodon, genus

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