earthstar

noun
earth·​star | \ ˈərth-ˌstär How to pronounce earthstar (audio) \

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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“Earthstar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earthstar. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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