Calvatia

noun
Cal·​va·​tia | \ kalˈvāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Calvatia

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Calvatia

New Latin, irregular from Latin calvus bald

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Calvatia

Dictionary Entries near Calvatia

Calvary

Calvary clover

Calvary cross

Calvatia

calve

calver

Calvert

Statistics for Calvatia

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Calvatia

What made you want to look up Calvatia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

esteemed in general opinion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!