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Meaning of puffball

puff•ball

Pronunciation: (puf'bôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various basidiomycetous fungi, esp. of the genus Lycoperdon and allied genera, characterized by a ball-like fruit body that emits a cloud of spores when broken.
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