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

Definition of jellyball

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Jellyball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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