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Synonyms for puffball

any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature

any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles

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She said: "The purple ones (left) are Amethyst deceiver; the white ones are puffballs and the red spotted one is a fly agaric.
He said finding the puffball in Mynydd Epynt, Powys, was an "added bonus", as it is the first time it has been found in Wales.
After grace, I announced that "I want everyone to eat some," and loaded my plate with puffball slices.
But with the weather having taken a turn for the worse (the driving rain is now coming down in monsoon proportions), the small group sheltering in the Housesteads' gift shop is hoping the expedition can be abandoned and the giant puffball located by more direct means.
As out of this world as it seems, though, the UFO you've spotted has a distinctly terrestrial identity: It's an earthstar, a relative of the puffball family:
Puffball skirts, a la Cheryl Cole, show off great legs and small waists, and fabrics favour luxe yarns over more workaday weaves.
Shell-suits emerged as the most disastrous item for men, while puffball skirts topped the poll of closet catastrophes for women, just ahead of shoulder pads.
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.
THE VERDICT: While a return to the screen by acclaimed British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg should be cherished, Puffball lacks the rich style you expect from him.
The pillows are filled with a polyester puffball fiber.
Asked to create a coat dress in light weight linen for spring/summer 2006, they came up with designs ranging from the classic mackintosh to the revival of the puffball skirt, not to mention Japanese influenced garments and lots and lots of bows.
DRAMATICALLY SPEAKING, ``Palm Beach, the Screwball Musical'' is a puffball, a lot of self-mocking much to-do about piffle.
The giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea--also called Lycoperdom maximum)
The common puffball is a mushroom that grows in moist ground.