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Definition 1: any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for puffball in the sense of this definition

(puffball 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 puffball ) huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight

(... is a member of puffball) a fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs

Definition 2: any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for puffball in the sense of this definition

(puffball 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 puffball ) an earthball fungus that is a dingy brownish yellow and a dark purplish interior; the peridium is covered with a pattern of small warts

(... is a kind of puffball ) an earthball with a smooth upper surface that is at first buried in sand; the top of the fruiting body opens up to form segments like the ray of an umbel

(... is a kind of puffball ) an earthball with a peridium that is firm dry and smooth when young but developing cracks when mature; pale orange-yellow when young and reddish brown at maturity

(... is a member of puffball) genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles

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