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boll

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

Cottonseed pod.
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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
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Translations

boll

[bəʊl] N (Bot) → cápsula f
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boll

nSamenkapsel f
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