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puffball


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Puffball  \Puff"ball`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  kind  of  ball-shaped  fungus  ({Lycoperdon  giganteum},  and 
  other  species  of  the  same  genus)  full  of  dustlike  spores  when 
  ripe;  --  called  also  {bullfist},  {bullfice},  {puckfist}, 
  {puff},  and  {puffin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  puffball 
  n  1:  any  of  various  fungi  of  the  family  Lycoperdaceae  whose  round 
  fruiting  body  discharges  a  cloud  of  spores  when  mature 
  [syn:  {true  puffball}] 
  2:  any  of  various  fungi  of  the  genus  Scleroderma  having 
  hard-skinned  subterranean  trufflelike  fruiting  bodies 
  [syn:  {earthball},  {false  truffle},  {hard-skinned  puffball}] 




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