Calvatia

noun

Cal·​va·​tia
kalˈvāsh(ē)ə
: a genus of fungi (family Lycoperdaceae) including the giant puffball (C. gigantea) that have outer casings whose upper parts break at maturity into angular pieces to expose the spores

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Latin calvus bald

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“Calvatia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calvatia. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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