boll definition

  • noun:
    • The seed-bearing pill of specific plants, especially cotton and flax.
    • The curved seed-bearing pill of a cotton or flax plant.
    • The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular kind.
    • A Scotch measure, formerly being used: 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 sodium of two bushels.
    • A round vessel for containing liquids; a bowl. See dish, of which boll is the earlier in the day spelling.
    • A vesicle or bubble.
    • A rounded pod or pill of a plant, as of flax or cotton fiber. See cut under cotton-plant.
    • A round knob.
    • a classic Scotch dry measure, additionally found in Durham, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and the Isle of guy.
    • the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
  • verb:
    • To form a boll or seed vessel; to visit seed.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make a boll or seed vessel; to visit seed.
  • others:
    • to make into or create bolls or curved seed-vessels.
    • identical to boln.
    • to boost.

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