bole

1
[ bohl ]
/ boʊl /

noun Botany.

the stem or trunk of a tree.

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Origin of bole

1
1275–1325; Middle English <Old Norse bolr trunk (of a tree), torso; see bulwark

Definition for bole (2 of 2)

bole2
[ bohl ]
/ boʊl /

noun

any of a variety of soft, unctuous clays of various colors, used as pigments.
a medium red-brown color made from such clay.
Also bolus.

Origin of bole

2
1350–1400; Middle English bol<Late Latin bōlus lump; see bolus
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British Dictionary definitions for bole (1 of 2)

bole1
/ (bəʊl) /

noun

the trunk of a tree

Word Origin for bole

C14: from Old Norse bolr; related to Middle High German bole plank

British Dictionary definitions for bole (2 of 2)

bole2

bolus

/ (bəʊl) /

noun

a reddish soft variety of clay used as a pigment
a moderate reddish-brown colour

Word Origin for bole

C13: from Late Latin bōlus lump, from Greek bōlos
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