bole

noun

Examples of bole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1990s, a forest ecologist created a mathematical formula for estimating a sequoia’s age based on the volume of its bole, or the trunk below the crown. Jared Farmer, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old Norse bolr

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bole was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bole. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

bole

noun
: the trunk of a tree
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