Puffball Definition

pŭfbôl
puffballs
noun
puffballs
Any of various round basidiomycetous fungi (esp. order Lycoperdales) that burst at the touch, when mature, and discharge a brown powder.
Webster's New World
Any of various fungi chiefly of the family Lycoperdaceae, having a ball-shaped fruiting body that when pressed or struck releases clouds of small spores.
American Heritage
The rounded head of a dandelion that has gone to seed.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • true puffball
  • hard-skinned puffball
  • false-truffle
  • earthball
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Noun

Singular:
puffball
Plural:
puffballs

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