how to pronounce blowfish


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blowfish is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of blowfish


  1. 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. A delicacy popular in Japan, consisting of the fish served raw as sushi or perhaps fried. It may, if improperly prepared, contain considerably deadly levels of neurotoxins.


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

blowfish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word blowfish occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics blowfish can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that blowfish can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) food and health;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to blowfish


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