Earthstar
Earthstar Earth"star`, n. (Bot.) A curious fungus of the genus {Geaster}, in which the outer coating splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores. [1913 Webster]

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  • earthstar — [ʉrth′stär΄] n. any of a family (Geastracae) of puffball fungi, in which the outer wall of the spore fruit splits into a starlike form surrounding the spore sac …   English World dictionary

  • earthstar — noun Date: 1885 any of a genus (Geastrum) of globose basidiomycetous fungi with an outer peridium that splits into the shape of a star …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earthstar — /errth stahr /, n. 1. a fungus of the genus Geaster, having an outer covering that splits into the form of a star. 2. any of various bromeliads of the genus Cryptanthus, native to Brazil, having rosettes of stiff, prickly leaves. [1810 20; EARTH… …   Universalium

  • earthstar — noun A type of puffball, of genus Geastrum, whose surface splits open in a star shaped form …   Wiktionary

  • earthstar — noun a brownish woodland fungus with a spherical fruiting body surrounded by a fleshy star shaped structure. [Geastrum and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • earthstar — earth•star [[t]ˈɜrθˌstɑr[/t]] n. fng a fungus of the genus Geaster, having an outer covering that splits into the form of a star • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • earthstar — n. any woodland fungus of the genus Geastrum, esp. G. triplex, with a spherical spore containing fruit body surrounded by a fleshy star shaped structure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earthstar (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Earthstar Img capt = Craig Wuest of Earthstar in 1977 Img size = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Utica, New York, United States Instrument = Genre = Electronic music Kosmische… …   Wikipedia

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