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puff·ball

 (pŭf′bôl′)
n.
1. Any of various fungi chiefly of the family Lycoperdaceae, having a ball-shaped fruiting body that when pressed or struck releases clouds of small spores.
2. Informal The rounded head of a dandelion that has gone to seed.

puffball

(ˈpʌfˌbɔːl)
n
(Plants) any of various basidiomycetous saprotrophic fungi of the genera Calvatia and Lycoperdon, having a round fruiting body that discharges a cloud of brown spores when mature

puff•ball

(ˈpʌfˌbɔl)

n.
any of various globular stalkless fungi, of the genus Lycoperdon and allied genera, that emit a cloud of spores when pressed or broken.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puffball - any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when maturepuffball - any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
family Lycoperdaceae, Lycoperdaceae - a fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs
Calvatia gigantea, giant puffball - huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight
2.puffball - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling trufflespuffball - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
genus Scleroderma, Scleroderma - genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
Scleroderma aurantium, Scleroderma citrinum - an earthball fungus that is a dingy brownish yellow and a dark purplish interior; the peridium is covered with a pattern of small warts
Scleroderma flavidium, star earthball - 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
Scleroderma bovista, smooth earthball - 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
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
Translations

puffball

[ˈpʌfbɔːl] Nbejín m, pedo m de lobo

puffball

puff-ball [ˈpʌfbɔːl] n (= fungus) → vesse-de-loup f

puffball

[ˈpʌfˌbɔːl] n (mushroom) → vescia
References in classic literature ?
To me, away there in my bean-field at the other end of the town, the big guns sounded as if a puffball had burst; and when there was a military turnout of which I was ignorant, I have sometimes had a vague sense all the day of some sort of itching and disease in the horizon, as if some eruption would break out there soon, either scarlatina or canker-rash, until at length some more favorable puff of wind, making haste over the fields and up the Wayland road, brought me information of the "trainers." It seemed by the distant hum as if somebody's bees had swarmed, and that the neighbors, according to Virgil's advice, by a faint tintinnabulum upon the most sonorous of their domestic utensils, were endeavoring to call them down into the hive again.
INGREDIENTS PS 4 slices of puffball, cut to 2cm thick slices PS 2 large shallots, peeled, halved and finely chopped PS 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed PS salt and freshly ground black pepper PS 400-500g seasonal wild mushrooms, cleaned and cut into even sized pieces PS 3-4 tbls rapeseed oil PS 120g butter PS 2tbls chopped parsley METHOD PS Heat a couple of tablespoons of rapeseed oil in a large frying pan and cook the puffball slices for 3-4 minutes on each side until nicely coloured, seasoning them during cooking and adding a little more oil if the pan dries up.
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