: a genus of basidiomycetes (family Lycoperdaceae) including various puffballs having a thin peridium at maturity

Word History


New Latin, from German bofist, bovist puffball, alteration of Middle High German vohenvist, from vohe she-fox (from Old High German foha) + vist, vīst emission of gas from the colon

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“Bovista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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