Definition of boll noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boll

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BrE BrE//bəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//boʊl//
 
 
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the part of the cotton plant that contains the seeds Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting a bubble): from Middle Dutch bolle ‘rounded object’; related to bowl ‘dish’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boll

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