a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.
Other definitions for Böll (2 of 2)
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.
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How to use boll in a sentence
Tarantino gets that right, even if the blood he spatters across the bolls comes from the wrong veins.Django Unchained’s Bloody Real History in Mississippi | Adam Rothman | February 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of late years much more damage has been done by an insect which harbours in the cotton bolls.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir | Sir James McCrone Douie
Gathering should commence as soon as bolls enough are in right condition to allow a hand to gather forty pounds per day.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
It's like a field of cotton with the stuff lying around in heaps, but with some bolls still sticking to the plant.The Shadow | Mary White Ovington
There are three methods of destroying the squares, bolls, and foliage of the cotton stalks: 1.How to Prosper in Boll Weevil Territory | G. H. Alford
Life and Habits: The eggs are laid within the squares and bolls of the cotton plant.How to Prosper in Boll Weevil Territory | G. H. Alford
British Dictionary definitions for boll (1 of 2)
the fruit of such plants as flax and cotton, consisting of a rounded capsule containing the seeds
British Dictionary definitions for Böll (2 of 2)
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
The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.
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