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giant puffball

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Definition of giant puffball in English:

noun

A European fungus which produces a spherical white fruiting body with a diameter of up to 80 cm, edible when young.
  • Langermannia gigantea, family Lycoperdaceae, class Gasteromycetes
Example sentences
  • Neil Pullen, the Swindon wildlife officer for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, confirmed that the fungi were giant puffballs.
  • Fungi vary in size from single-cell micro-organisms, too small to be seen by the naked eye, to the giant puffball.
  • Leaving the cliffs was a wrench, but the way back through the hinterland was pleasant if relatively plain, a bridge over the abandoned railway line, decent farms, a giant puffball, good track, a quiet lane, no complaints.

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