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earth ball

noun

A fungus that forms a leathery yellowish-brown warty sphere which ruptures when mature to release the spores, growing typically on acid sandy soil in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Genus Scleroderma, family Sclerodermataceae, class Gasteromycetes: several species

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