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gleba

[glee-buh] /ˈgli bə/
noun, plural glebae
[glee-bee] /ˈgli bi/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
the sporogenous tissue forming the central part of the sporophore in certain fungi, as in puffballs and stinkhorns.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin, Latin glēba clod; see glebe
Related forms
glebal, adjective
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  • Once the puffball starts to mature, the gleba turns a yellowish-brown and is no longer edible.
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gleba
  (glē'bə)   
Plural glebae (glē'bē')
The fleshy, spore-bearing inner mass of the basidiomycete fungus known as the puffball.
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