jellyball

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noun jel·ly·ball \ˈje-lē-ˌbȯl\
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jelly ball

Definition of jellyball

plural

jellyballs

or

jelly balls

  1. :  cannonball jellyfish An aggregation of fish were spotted on the surface frantically working on what turned out to be a cannonball jellyfish—what shrimpers and fishermen refer to as jellyballs. — Tommy Braswell, Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 4 July 2004

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First Known Use of jellyball

1974


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