See also: Boll
boll (plural bolls)
- The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
- (Scotland) An old dry measure, equal to six bushels.
1792, Robert Bowmaker, “Number LI. Parish of Dunse, (County of Berwick.)”, in John Sinclair, editor, The Statistical Account of Scotland. Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes, volume IV, Edinburgh: Printed and sold by William Creech [et al.], OCLC 499791781, page 386:
- The farmers ſervants who have families, and engage by the year, are called hinds, and receive 10 bolls oats, 2 bolls barley, and 1 boll peas, which two laſt articles are called hummel corn, […]
the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
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- To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
- The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
|Declension of boll|