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seed pod of a plant, as flax or cotton
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(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]
(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.
[1400–50; late Middle English bolle, perhaps < Middle Dutch bolle]
Heinrich (Theodor), 1917–85, German novelist: Nobel prize 1972.
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Bollmeasure 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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
boll[bəʊl] N (Bot) → cápsula f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Samenkapsel f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007