giant puffball

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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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COUNTRYSIDE ranger Fiona Wishart has her hands full - after discovering a giant puffball mushroom.
My answers have to be fast and furious just to keep up: "fisher, woodcock, ermine, osprey, turkey eggs, giant puffball, porcupine scat, redwood cone, male monarch butterfly," and so on.
There, in a book I had not seen before, was a picture of a giant puffball in the woods and right beside it a picture of the smaller, false puffball in a grassy field with the word Poisonous across it and a caption that read, "Symptoms are nausea, chills, headaches, fever, and general feeling of ill health.
Somewhere nestling in the grey landscape is Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort where National Trust ranger James Howard has been safeguarding a calvatia gigantea, or giant puffball.
And there are so many varieties, of all shapes and sizes, although the most common after the field mushroom is the giant puffball and oyster mushroom, both of which are edible.
The giant puffball is a type of mushroom which can grow to a foot in diameter.
Color photos of cream of giant puffball soup, spaghetti with black truffle sauce, and honey fungus tart will turn mushroom haters into mushroom hunters.
IN 1973, Bellingham newsagent Frank Mattinson found a calvatia maxima - otherwise known as a giant puffball.
To the uninitiated, this giant puffball (y goeden fwg in Welsh) is nothing more than an unidentified fungus - but for those in the know, it is revered for its delicate taste.
Liz did her best, bless her, with a truly bizarre giant puffball dress that did well on the mad Eurovision outfit-o-meter, but Hawkins and Brown?
The giant puffball is only edible before the spores start to mature.