Definitions for puffballˈpʌfˌbɔl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various globular stalkless fungi, of the genus Lycoperdon and allied genera, that emit a cloud of spores when pressed or broken.
Origin of puffball:
puffball, true puffball(noun)
any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
earthball, false truffle, puffball, hard-skinned puffball(noun)
any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
Any of various fungi that produce a cloud of brown dust-like spores from their mature fruiting bodies.
a kind of ball-shaped fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; -- called also bullfist, bullfice, puckfist, puff, and puffin