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puffball

noun

1 puffball

Any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature.

synonym: true puffball.



2 puffball

Any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles.

synonyms: earthball, false truffle, hard-skinned puffball.


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