Definition of Calvatia gigantea

1. Noun. Huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight.

Exact synonyms: Giant Puffball
Generic synonyms: Puffball, True Puffball
Group relationships: Calvatia, Genus Calvatia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calvatia Gigantea

Calot's triangle
Caloundra
Calpe
Calpha-dehydrogenase
Caltanissetta
Caltha
Caltha palustris
Calum
Calusa
Caluyanon
Calvados
Calvary
Calvary clover
Calvary cross
Calvatia
Calvatia gigantea (current term)
Calve
Calve-Perthes disease
Calvert Vaux
Calvin
Calvin Benson cycle
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Klein
Calvin Richard Klein
Calvin cycle
Calvinball
Calvinism
Calvinist
Calvinistic
Calvinistic Baptist

Literary usage of Calvatia gigantea

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"Of these, the giant puffball, Calvatia gigantea, is the largest and best known as it often measures twelve to eighteen inches in diameter. ..."

2. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"Calvatia gigantea, the giant puff-ball, grows in pastures and meadows. Usually the fruit bodies are ten to twenty inches in diameter and even larger. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea) is also found in pastures, but it may appear in gardens and meadows as well. It has been found of a diameter of more ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1919)
"He also exhibited a large specimen of Calvatia gigantea collected recently in this vicinity. Adjournment followed. BO DODGE, Secretary. ..."

5. The Natural History of the Toronto Region, Ontario, Canada by Canadian Institute (1849-1914), J H Faull (1913)
"We may except perhaps the morels and large puffballs, such as Calvatia gigantea, and, of course, the common Field Mushroom (Agari- cus campester) ..."

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