noun (1)
\ ˈbȯl How to pronounce baule (audio) , ˈbōl \
plural -s

Definition of baule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the theoretical amount of nitrogen or other essential mineral constituent necessary to produce one-half of the maximum possible yield of a crop


noun (2)
Ba·​u·​le | \ ¦bau̇-¦lā \
plural Baule or Baules

Definition of Baule (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a people of the Ivory Coast region of West Africa linguistically related to Ashanti and other peoples eastward and renowned for their carved statuary in wood
2 : a member of the Baule people

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History and Etymology for baule

Noun (1)

after Bernhard Baule †1976 German mathematician

Note: The baule unit was defined by the mathematician Bernhard Baule (1891-1976, born in Münden, Hannover, resident in Graz, Austria, for much of his life) in the article "Zu Mitscherlichs Gesetz der physiologische Beziehungen," Landwirtschaftliche Jahrbücher, Band 51 (1918), pp. 363-85. The unit was based on an equation developed by the German agronomist Eilhard Alfred Mitscherlich (1874-1956).

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