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bole

tree trunk
Not to be confused with:
boll – seed pod of a plant, as flax or cotton
bowl – hemispherical vessel; a large wooden ball; a roll of the ball, as in bowling
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bole 1

 (bōl)
n.
The trunk of a tree.

[Middle English, from Old Norse bolr; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bole 2

 (bōl)
n.
1. Any of various soft fine clays, especially a reddish-brown variety used as a pigment.
2. A moderate reddish brown.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin bōlus; see bolus.]

bole adj.
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bole

(bəʊl)
n
(Botany) the trunk of a tree
[C14: from Old Norse bolr; related to Middle High German bole plank]

bole

(bəʊl) or

bolus

n
1. (Dyeing) a reddish soft variety of clay used as a pigment
2. (Colours) a moderate reddish-brown colour
[C13: from Late Latin bōlus lump, from Greek bōlos]
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bole

(boʊl)

n.
the trunk of a tree.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse bolr]
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bole

- Another name for the trunk of a tree.
See also related terms for trunk.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bole - a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
2.bole - the main stem of a treebole - the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
3.Bole - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
West Chadic - a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member
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Translations

bole

[bəʊl] Ntronco m
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bole

nBaumstamm m
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