Definition of puffball
: any of various globose and often edible fungi (especially family Lycoperdaceae) that discharge mature spores in a smokelike cloud when pressed or struck
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The rescue has already bestowed some of the new names on its resident puffballs: there is Popchop, Fuzzable, Buzzberry, After Pie, Fleury White, Stargoon, Hanger Dan, and last but certainly not least, Princess Pow.
The puffball tree absorbs chlorine from the air and sodium through its roots and creates salt that animals get from the leaves.
Northern Hemisphere observers can catch this comet floating through the constellation Aquarius very low in the pre-dawn skies, looking like a tiny puffball hanging in the morning twilight.
Though Sony’s been branding portable audio with the Walkman name for 30 years, their latest products ditched cassettes and puffball headphones for MP3, video and Bluetooth.
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Medical Definition of puffball
: any of various globose and often edible fungi (especially family Lycoperdaceae) that discharge ripe spores in a smokelike cloud when pressed or struck
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