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Bolln. [OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See Bowl a vessel.].
  •  The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels.  [1913 Webster]
Bollv. i. 
     To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.  [1913 Webster]
    "The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled."  [1913 Webster]


Boll, n. a rounded capsule containing seeds, esp. flax or cotton.

boll-weevil a small American or Mexican weevil, Anthonomus grandis, whose larvae destroy cotton bolls.
ME f. MDu. bolle: see BOWL(1)



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