Definition of boll :
1. 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.
2. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
3. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
- He said, that when it was summed up, so many lispunds being put into the boll, there was a difference made on the price to cover the difference between 32 and 35 lbs. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
- Some of that credit which was accorded to the man who caused an additional blade of grass to grow should be given to everyone who affords facilities to manufacture an additional boll of cotton, or to carry it and other produce to market." - "The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South", Broadus Mitchell.
- " Boll whisky, James," he said. - "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.