plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Lycoperdon, type genus + -aceae

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“Lycoperdaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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