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|Noun||1.||family Geastraceae - a family of earthstar fungi belonging to the order Lycoperdales|
fungus family - includes lichen families
Lycoperdales, order Lycoperdales - small order of basidiomycetous fungi having fleshy often globose fruiting bodies; includes puffballs and earthstars
earthstar - any fungus of the family Geastraceae; in form suggesting a puffball whose outer peridium splits into the shape of a star
Geastrum, genus Geastrum - type genus of Geastraceae; fungi whose outer peridium when dry splits into starlike segments