giant puffball

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Related to giant puffballs: Langermannia Gigantea
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Noun1.giant puffball - huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight
puffball, true puffball - any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
Calvatia, genus Calvatia - genus of puffballs having outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores
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From the windows of the dolmuE- to NevE-ehir, the fields seemed to have filled up with giant puffballs of gauzy white fluff.
Most giant puffballs generally grow to between 10cms and 70cms (3.
Its funny how these puffballs aren't as big as the book said giant puffballs are supposed to be," commented my oldest son Patrick.
It seems there are no other giant puffballs lurking along this section of the Roman wall.
Giant puffballs of soapy bubbles were spread across the grassy area in front of Middlesbrough Town Hall.
And although you wouldn't have thought there was much money in stinging nettles, seaweed or giant puffballs, he supplies posh restaurants such as The Ivy and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, so he probably does all right for himself.
Coverage includes edible species of new York, such as the boletes, chanterelles and their allies, coral fungi, gilled mushrooms, giant puffballs, hypomyces, morels, polypores and tooth fungi; and the inedible and poisonous species amongst the boletes, false morels and gilled.
Giant puffballs should be firm and not soft (if your finger makes an indentation on the outer surface, leave it in the field, as it's already lost the peak of its freshness.
Giant puffballs the size of footballs are also proliferating in the hedgerows.
Giant puffballs are good to eat when they're young and small but turn bitter when they get big.
Ceps, horns of plenty, parasols, giant puffballs and a myriad of other delicious edibles are popping up in our woods and fields.
Giant puffballs are almost a foot across and look like rounded rocks which seem to appear overnight.