[ bohl ]
/ boʊl /

noun Botany.

a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.

Origin of boll

1400–50; late Middle English bolle, perhaps < Middle Dutch bolle (Dutch bol), though formally identical with bowl1

Definition for boll (2 of 2)

[ bœl ]
/ bœl /


Hein·rich (The·o·dor) [hahyn-rikh tey-aw-dohr] /ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈteɪ ɔˌdoʊr/, 1917–85, German novelist and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1972. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for boll (1 of 2)

/ (bəʊl) /


the fruit of such plants as flax and cotton, consisting of a rounded capsule containing the seeds

Word Origin for boll

C13: from Dutch bolle; related to Old English bolla bowl 1

British Dictionary definitions for boll (2 of 2)

/ (German bœl) /


Heinrich (ˈhaɪnrɪç) (Theodor). 1917–85, German novelist and short-story writer; his novels include Group Portrait with Lady (1971): Nobel prize for literature 1972
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Scientific definitions for boll

[ bōl ]

The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.
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