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  1. blowfish, sea squab, puffer, pufferfish(noun)

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

  2. puffer, pufferfish, blowfish, globefish(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


  1. blowfish(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.

  2. blowfish(Noun)

    A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins

  3. Blowfish(ProperNoun)

    A symmetric block cipher encryption algorithm used in modern cryptographic software, designed by Bruce Schneier in 1993.


  1. Blowfish

    Blowfish is a keyed, symmetric block cipher, designed in 1993 by Bruce Schneier and included in a large number of cipher suites and encryption products. Blowfish provides a good encryption rate in software and no effective cryptanalysis of it has been found to date. However, the Advanced Encryption Standard now receives more attention. Schneier designed Blowfish as a general-purpose algorithm, intended as an alternative to the aging DES and free of the problems and constraints associated with other algorithms. At the time Blowfish was released, many other designs were proprietary, encumbered by patents or were commercial/government secrets. Schneier has stated that, "Blowfish is unpatented, and will remain so in all countries. The algorithm is hereby placed in the public domain, and can be freely used by anyone." Notable features of the design include key-dependent S-boxes and a highly complex key schedule.

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  1. fishbowl, fish bowl


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blowfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blowfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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