earthstar

noun
earth·star | \ˈərth-ˌstär \

Definition of earthstar 

: any of a genus (Geastrum) of globose basidiomycetous fungi with an outer peridium that splits into the shape of a star

First Known Use of earthstar

1828, in the meaning defined above

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