Lycoperdon

Lycoperdon

(Science: botany) a genus of fungi, remarkable for the great quantity of spores, forming a fine dust, which is thrown out like smoke when the plant is compressed or burst; puffball.

Origin: NL, from gr. Wolf _ to break wind.

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