Adjective "boll" definition and examples

(Boll may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəʊl/

Definitions and examples

noun

The rounded seed capsule of plants such as cotton or flax.
  1. 'According to Shurley and Bednarz, peak maturity of a cotton boll occurs at its opening.'
  2. 'But we're having real problems getting the bolls to open, and the leaf off to a lesser extent.'
  3. 'The pink bollworm is a major cotton pest which invades the growing cotton bolls and destroys both the seeds and the cotton fibers.'
  4. 'Additional labor allows the initiation of cotton harvest to begin 2 weeks later, which leads to more open bolls.'
  5. 'Total boll numbers and seed cotton mass per metre were recorded.'
  6. 'Generally, the ovaries of the flowers and the rinds of the cotton bolls, which are favoured by the bollworm, contained the least amount of toxin, while leaves contained the highest levels.'
  7. 'Fingers or brushes strip plant parts and cotton bolls from the plant, thus picking up excess trash.'
  8. 'Sterile flowers soon fall off the plant without forming the bolls that are the source of cotton textile fibers.'
  9. 'The last thing for listeners to decide on was how to get the cotton bolls all opening at the same time, and the leaves dropping off the bush, so as to be able to pick the crop efficiently.'
  10. 'A tiny cotton boll harvested from a field ends up in a 500-pound bale that is shipped to textile mills or traded on the world market.'

More definitions

1. a rounded seed vessel or pod of a plant, as of flax or cotton.

More examples(as adjective)

"weevils can be boll."

"programs can be boll."

"stages can be boll."

"sheddings can be boll."

"rays can be boll."

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Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a bubble): from Middle Dutch bolle ‘rounded object’; related to bowl.