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Meaning of PUFFBALL

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
  2. [n]  any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature

PUFFBALL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: earthball, false truffle, hard-skinned puffball, true puffball
 See Also: Calvatia gigantea, family Lycoperdaceae, fungus, genus Scleroderma, giant puffball, Lycoperdaceae, Scleroderma, Scleroderma aurantium, Scleroderma bovista, Scleroderma citrinum, Scleroderma flavidium, smooth earthball, star earthball



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.