puff ball

puffball

[puhf-bawl]
noun
any of various basidiomycetous fungi, especially of the genus Lycoperdon and allied genera, characterized by a ball-like fruit body that emits a cloud of spores when broken.

Origin:
1640–50; puff + ball1

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puffball (ˈpʌfˌbɔːl)
 
n
any of various basidiomycetous saprotrophic fungi of the genera Calvatia and Lycoperdon, having a round fruiting body that discharges a cloud of brown spores when mature

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