HyperDic: camphor_ball

English > 1 sense of the expression camphor ball:
NOUNartifactcamphor ball, mothballa small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
English > camphor ball: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing.
Synonymmothball
Broaderball, globe, orbAn object with a spherical shape
SubstancescamphorA resin obtained from the camphor tree
naphthaleneA white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
Spanishbola de naftalina
Catalanbola de càmfora, bola de naftalina

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