Definition of earth-ball

: any of certain usually tuberous subterranean fruiting bodies of fungi (such as a truffle or the hard-skinned fruit of members of the family Sclerodermataceae)

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First Known Use of earth-ball

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Earth-ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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