ballas

noun
bal·​las | \ ˈbaləs \
plural ballas

Definition of ballas

: a nearly spherical aggregate of diamond grains having a radial or granular structure and used as an industrial diamond because of a toughness that is due to the lack of throughgoing cleavage planes

History and Etymology for ballas

probably from Portuguese balas, plural of bala, literally, ball, bullet, from Italian palla, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balla ball

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“Ballas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballas. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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