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Meaning of BOLL

Pronunciation:  bowl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

BOLL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: capsule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boll\, n. [OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See {Bowl} a
    1. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a
       pericarp of a globular form.
    2. A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it
       contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and
       potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs.
       avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels.
       [Sometimes spelled {bole}.]
  2. \Boll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bolled}.]
    To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
          The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
                                                   --Ex. ix. 31.
Thesaurus Terms
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