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Lycoperdon

fungus genus established 1700 (Tournefort) for the "puffball" mushrooms, from Latinized form of Greek lykos "wolf" (see wolf (n.)) + perdesthai "to break wind," from PIE imitative root *perd-.

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Definitions of Lycoperdon from WordNet

Lycoperdon (n.)
genus of fungi whose fruiting body tapers toward a base consisting of spongy mycelium;
Synonyms: genus Lycoperdon
From wordnet.princeton.edu