Calvatia

noun Cal·va·tia \kalˈvāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Calvatia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of calvatia

New Latin, irregular from Latin calvus bald


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