from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
- v. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into or produce bolls or rounded seed-vessels.
- Same as boln.
- To increase.
- n. A round vessel for containing liquids; a bowl. See bowl, of which boll is the earlier spelling.
- n. A vesicle or bubble.
- n. A rounded pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton. See cut under cotton-plant.
- n. A round knob.
- n. An old Scotch dry measure, also used in Durham, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and the Isle of Man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
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.
According to gallerina Justine Try-Me, the viscous remains of boll weevils crunched underfoot as you approach the Hut in that sepulchral light resemble a C.S.I. Miami crime scene.
They got a tremendous boll…, er rollicking from Andy Flower this morning according to Sky so one senses they will not chuck the towel in.
Mother Nature contributed with the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and a seemingly unstoppable boll weevil infestation that marched steadily through the cotton-growing states, both of which forced countless agricultural workers -- many of whom might have preferred to stay in their hometowns -- off the land.
When will McNumpty crawl from under his stone and state that everything on this site is boll*** like he did with David Copperfield?
Unlike cotton, which comes from the boll, or seed pod, of a cotton plant, linen is found in the stem.
I think I should take I listen. can you provide the uwe boll link one, i really want to check that out blog comments powered by Disqus
Those weedy boll weevils and the smirky lizards are witnesses to her behavior.