Definition of Giant puffball
1. Noun. Huge edible puffball up to 2 feet diameter and 25 pounds in weight.
Generic synonyms: Puffball, True Puffball
Group relationships: Calvatia, Genus Calvatia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Puffball
Literary usage of Giant puffball
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"It is asserted on good authority that the giant puffball has been found with a ... The giant puffball is considered by many as a choice article of food when ..."
2. 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 ... Its flavor and edible qualities are similar to the giant puffball, ..."
3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Have you ever found the giant puffball, which may become four inches to four feet through? Where was it growing? Have you ever eaten this puffball sliced ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"54. Germination, percentage of seeds, 131-133; testa, 141. giant puffball, 478. Giant rye, 665. Giant rye-grass, 455. ..."
5. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"Porcher, from personal experience, declared giant puffball to possess some narcotic power. A tincture has been used in Timwi« affections and the dry powder ..."
6. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"The giant puffball, which sometimes gets as big as a watermelon, is, when fresh, one of FIG. 181.—Young puffballs. When to eat, the only drawback being the ..."