lycoperdon

Lycoperdon

Ly`co*per"don\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? wolf + ? to break wind.] (Bot.) A genus of fungi, remarkable for the great quantity of spores, forming a fine dust, which is thrown out like smoke when the plant is compressed or burst; puffball.
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lycoperdon

noun
genus of fungi whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium 
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