earth·​star ˈərth-ˌstär How to pronounce earthstar (audio)
: any of a genus (Geastrum) of globose basidiomycetous fungi with an outer peridium that splits into the shape of a star

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earthstar was in 1828

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“Earthstar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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