a lump or blob of solidified tar resulting from an oil spill, natural seepage from the sea, or other source, that resists biodegradation and often washes up on beaches.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Origin of tar ball
First recorded in 1725–35
Words nearby tar ball
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