Definition of Geastrum

1. Noun. Type genus of Geastraceae; fungi whose outer peridium when dry splits into starlike segments.

Exact synonyms: Genus Geastrum
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Geastraceae, Geastraceae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geastrum

Gazella
Gazella subgutturosa
Gazella thomsoni
Gazipur District
Gazza
Gazzamania
Gcwi
Gd
Gdansk
Gdns
Gdynian
Ge
Ge'ez
GeV
Geastraceae
Geastrum
Geastrum coronatum
Geat
Geats
Geb
Gedaged
Geddes Axe
Geddies
Gedoelstia
Geelong
Geert Geerts
Geffrey
Geglossaceae
Gehenna
Gehrig

Literary usage of Geastrum

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... keeping our oldest wine in closest bond; while the geastrum, aspiring occasionally to leave this earth, has been found suspended, like Mahomet's coffin, ..."

2. Life: Its Nature, Varieties, and Phenomena by Leo Hartley Grindon (1875)
"Every one who has seen these latter lying stranded on the shore will remember their circular configuration. We have it markedly also in the opened geastrum ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"Some writers think that this was the same as the lycoperdon and geastrum of botanists, our puff-ball: while others take it to be the morel, the Morchella ..."

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