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Definition of "boll" [boll]

  • The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boll" in a sentence
  • "This problem has been going on since Monty was a lad its called boll**cks."
  • "A tiny little insect called the boll weevil had migrated from South America and was quickly destroying their crops."
  • ""One of the finds is that when under attack from plant-feeding insects, such as boll weevils and bollworms, plants have an ability to recognize they are in danger and to emit SOS-type signals to recruit the good guys," Lewis said."