Definition of boll
: the usually roundish pod or capsule of some plants (such as cotton or flax)
Recent Examples of boll from the Web
A particular synthetic blend was developed specifically for the boll weevil.
Standing in his field, Nilakanti watched boll weevils pop up their heads as if in a greeting and then resume their business of eating away his cotton crop.
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Origin and Etymology of boll
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of Böll
Heinrich Theodor 1917–1985 German writer
BOLL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boll for English Language Learners
: the part of the cotton plant that contains the seeds
BOLL Defined for Kids
Definition of boll for Students
: the usually roundish pod of some plants cotton bolls
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