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Dictionary Definition

boll

Noun

1 the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
2 German novelist and writer of short stories (1917-1985) [syn: Heinrich Boll, Heinrich Theodor Boll]

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English

Etymology

  • from Middle Dutch, bolle, meaning 'round object'

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.

Quotations

  • 1853, Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
    Sometimes the slave picks down one side of a row, and back upon the other, but more usually, there is one on either side, gathering all that has blossomed leaving the unopened bolls for a succeeding picking.

Translations

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

Derived terms

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

boll
  1. ball; a more or less spherical object which is not hard or unyielding

See also

  • klot
    • In mathematics: a solid ball
    • In sports: a large, heavy ball. E.g. the ball used in bowling.
  • kula
    • A small, solid ball.
    • A projectile, not necessarily spherical.
  • sfär
    • In mathematics and geometry: the surface of a ball

Extensive Definition

Boll or Böll may refer to:

People

surname nocat

Other

See also

boll in German: Boll
boll in French: Boll

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