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Noun: puffball  'púf,bol
  1. Any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
    - true puffball
  2. Any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
    - earthball, false truffle, hard-skinned puffball

Derived forms: puffballs

Type of: fungus

Part of: family Lycoperdaceae, genus Scleroderma, Lycoperdaceae, Scleroderma

Encyclopedia: Puffball