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What is a puffball?

A puffball is a ball-shaped mushroom that gives off a puff of powdery spores when pinched.  It is a kind of mushroom growing in a field that looks very much like a round ball. Anyone who has kicked a ripe puffball and watched the cloud of “smoke” puff out knows how the puffball gets its …

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