plural noun
Ly·​co·​per·​da·​ce·​ae | \ ˌlīkō(ˌ)pərˈdāsēˌē \

Definition of Lycoperdaceae

: a family of fungi (order Lycoperdales) comprising the puffballs and having a spherical fruiting body with a flexible peridium of two or three layers enclosing a chambered gleba that appears solid and white when young and at maturity is filled with masses of powdery dark spores

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History and Etymology for Lycoperdaceae

New Latin, from Lycoperdon, type genus + -aceae

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“Lycoperdaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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