Lycoperdon giganteum
Giant Gi"ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster]

{Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}.

{Giant clam} (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas}, which sometimes weighs 500 pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to contain holy water.

{Giant heron} (Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron ({Ardeomega goliath}). It is the largest heron known.

{Giant kettle}, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found in Norway in connection with glaciers. See {Pothole}.

{Giant powder}. See {Nitroglycerin}.

{Giant puffball} (Bot.), a fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}), edible when young, and when dried used for stanching wounds.

{Giant salamander} (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic salamander ({Megalobatrachus maximus}), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.

{Giant squid} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to {Architeuthis} and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lycoperdon giganteum — Puffball Puff ball , n. (Bot.) A kind of ball shaped fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; called also {bullfist}, {bullfice}, {puckfist}, {puff}, and {puffin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lycopérdon — Tourn., Pilzgattg. der Gasteromyzeten, ähnlich der Gattung Bovista, mit gestieltem, kugeligem Fruchtkörper. Bekannte Arten: L. gemmātum Batsch, L. caelātum Bull., L. piriforme Rupp. (Birnenstäubling [Abb. 1100]) und L. gigantĕum Batsch… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Puffball — Taxobox name = Puffball image width = 250px image caption = Puffball Mushroom regnum = Fungi divisio = Basidiomycota classis = ordo = familia = subdivision ranks = subdivision = A puffball is a member of any of a number of groups of fungus in the …   Wikipedia

  • Лангерманния гигантская — Научная классификация …   Википедия

  • BOVISTA — БОВИСТА — Исходное растение. Lasiasphaera gigantea (Pers.) F. Smarda Дождевик гигантский.Синонимы. Calvatia gigantea Lloyd, Bovista gigantea Bigeard et Guillemin, Globaria bovista Schroeter, Globaria gigantea qu?let, Lycoperdon bovista Bull. ex Pers.,… …   Справочник по гомеопатии

  • Ardeomega goliath — Giant Gi ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster] {Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}. {Giant clam} (Zo[ o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullfice — Puffball Puff ball , n. (Bot.) A kind of ball shaped fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; called also {bullfist}, {bullfice}, {puckfist}, {puff}, and {puffin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullfist — Puffball Puff ball , n. (Bot.) A kind of ball shaped fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum}, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; called also {bullfist}, {bullfice}, {puckfist}, {puff}, and {puffin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Giant — Gi ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster] {Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}. {Giant clam} (Zo[ o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas}, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Giant cell — Giant Gi ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son. [1913 Webster] {Giant cell}. (Anat.) See {Myeloplax}. {Giant clam} (Zo[ o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus {Tridacna}, esp. {T. gigas},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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