puffball

puffball

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puff·ball 'pəf-.bȯl n any of various globose and often edible fungi (esp. family Lycoperdaceae) that discharge ripe spores in a smokelike cloud when pressed or struck

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  • Puffball — Puff ball , n. (Bot.) A kind of ball shaped fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; called also {bullfist}, {bullfice}, {puckfist}, {puff}, and {puffin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puffball — ► NOUN ▪ a fungus that produces a large round fruiting body which ruptures when ripe to release a cloud of spores …   English terms dictionary

  • puffball — [puf′bôl΄] n. any of various round basidiomycetous fungi (esp. order Lycoperdales) that burst at the touch, when mature, and discharge a brown powder …   English World dictionary

  • Puffball — Taxobox name = Puffball image width = 250px image caption = Puffball Mushroom regnum = Fungi divisio = Basidiomycota classis = ordo = familia = subdivision ranks = subdivision = A puffball is a member of any of a number of groups of fungus in the …   Wikipedia

  • puffball — noun 1. any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature • Syn: ↑true puffball • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Hyponyms: ↑giant puffball, ↑Calvatia gigantea …   Useful english dictionary

  • puffball — UK [ˈpʌfˌbɔːl] / US [ˈpʌfˌbɔl] noun [countable] Word forms puffball : singular puffball plural puffballs a round brown fungus that lets out seeds through an opening in its top …   English dictionary

  • puffball — [[t]pʌ̱fbɔːl[/t]] puffballs also puff ball N COUNT A puffball is a round fungus which bursts when it is ripe and sends a cloud of seeds into the air …   English dictionary

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  • Puffball (novel) — Puffball is a 1980 novel by Fay Weldon, which was made into a film [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484881/] in 2007 by Nicholas Roeg and starred Donald Sutherland, Miranda Richardson and Rita Tushingham.Although set in rural England the film was… …   Wikipedia

  • Puffball Islands — (coord|69|2|S|68|30|W|) is a scattered group of small, low, mainly ice covered islands and rocks which extend about 10 nautical miles (18 km) in a NE SW direction, lying in southern Marguerite Bay off the west coast of Antarctic Peninsula. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Puffball (film) — Infobox Film name=Puffball caption= imdb id=0484881 writer=Fay Weldon (novel) Dan Weldon (screenplay) starring=Kelly Reilly Miranda Richardson Donald Sutherland director=Nicolas Roeg producer=Julie Baines Dan Weldon distributor= Yume Pictures… …   Wikipedia

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