boll

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boll \Boll\, noun [OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See {Bowl} a vessel.]

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}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boll \Boll\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

boll

noun

1: the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant


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