A very small pellet of plastic that serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products.
- "Mermaids' tears" are small plastic pellets of waste (also known as nurdles) that wash up on beaches and look like plastic fish eggs.
- Japanese researchers are finding high concentrations of deadly chemicals clinging to floating, tapioca-size plastic pellets called nurdles.
- Moore collected baseball-size gelatinous animals called salps and found their translucent tissues clogged with bits of monofilament fishing line and nurdles.
1990s: origin unknown.
Words that rhyme with nurdlecurdle, engirdle, girdle, hurdle
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