from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fungi of the genus Lycoperdon and related genera, having a ball-shaped fruiting body that when pressed or struck releases the enclosed spores in puffs of dust.
- n. Informal The rounded head of a dandelion that has gone to seed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various fungi that produce a cloud of brown dust-like spores from their mature fruiting bodies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of various gasteromycetous fungi, especially of the genus Lycoperdon: so called from their habit of puffing or suddenly discharging a cloud of spores when they are shaken or squeezed after the chamber in which the spores develop breaks open.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
- n. any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
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