jel·​ly·​ball ˈje-lē-ˌbȯl How to pronounce jellyball (audio)
variants or jelly ball
plural jellyballs or jelly balls
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jellyball was in 1974

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“Jellyball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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