Definition of boll in English:

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boll

Pronunciation: /bəʊl/

noun

The rounded seed capsule of plants such as cotton or flax.
Example sentences
  • Total boll numbers and seed cotton mass per metre were recorded.
  • Generally, the ovaries of the flowers and the rinds of the cotton bolls, which are favoured by the bollworm, contained the least amount of toxin, while leaves contained the highest levels.
  • By maturity, the mutant seeds had only produced a few short fibres and the seeds were visible from the mature cotton bolls.

Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a bubble): from Middle Dutch bolle 'rounded object'; related to bowl1.

Words that rhyme with boll

Chabrol, Coll, doll, Guignol, haute école, loll, moll, pol, poll, skol, sol, troll, vol

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