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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bolle ‎(round object).

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NounEdit

boll ‎(plural bolls)

  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
    • 1853, Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
      Sometimes the slave picks down one side of a row, and back upon the other, but more usually, there is one on either side, gathering all that has blossomed leaving the unopened bolls for a succeeding picking.
  2. An old Scots dry measure, equal to six bushels.

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VerbEdit

boll ‎(third-person singular simple present bolls, present participle bolling, simple past and past participle bolled)

  1. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bǫllr ‎(ball, globe), from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

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NounEdit

boll c

  1. a ball; a more or less spherical object which is not hard or unyielding

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of boll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative boll bollen bollar bollarna
Genitive bolls bollens bollars bollarnas

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