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boll

 (bōl)
n.
The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch bolle, round object; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

boll

(bəʊl)
n
(Plants) the fruit of such plants as flax and cotton, consisting of a rounded capsule containing the seeds
[C13: from Dutch bolle; related to Old English bolla bowl1]

Böll

(German bœl)
n
(Biography) Heinrich (ˈhaɪnrɪç) (Theodor). 1917–85, German novelist and short-story writer; his novels include Group Portrait with Lady (1971): Nobel prize for literature 1972

boll

(boʊl)

n.
a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.
[1400–50; late Middle English bolle, perhaps < Middle Dutch bolle]

Böll

(bœl)

n.
Heinrich (Theodor), 1917–85, German novelist: Nobel prize 1972.

Boll

 measure of capacity for grain [six bushels in Scotland]; a measure of weight [140 lb.].
Examples: boll of corn, 1651; of grain; of malt, 1725; of oats, 1590; of salt, 1691; of wheat, 1875.

Boll

Cottonseed pod.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boll - the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plantboll - the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
capsule - a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
Translations

boll

[bəʊl] N (Bot) → cápsula f

boll

nSamenkapsel f
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Though they might have two or three brass kettles hanging, in their lodges, yet they would frequently use vessels made of willow, for carrying water, and would even boll their meat in them, by means of hot stones.
Each student carried a stalk of sugar-cane with some open bolls of cotton fastened to the end of it.
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Boll 9 medium-size ears fresh yellow corn in salted water, covered, 2 to 3 minutes.
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