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Definition 1: any fungus of the family Geastraceae; in form suggesting a puffball whose outer peridium splits into the shape of a star - [noun denoting plant]

(earthstar is a kind of ...) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

(... is a kind of earthstar ) an earthstar with a bluish spore sac and a purplish brown gleba; at maturity the outer layer splits into rays that bend backward and elevate the spore sac

(... is a kind of earthstar ) the largest earthstar; the fruiting body can measure 15 cm across when the rays are expanded

(... is a kind of earthstar ) a common species of earthstar widely distributed in sandy soil; the gleba is a pale tan

(... is a member of earthstar) a family of earthstar fungi belonging to the order Lycoperdales

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