- The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
- 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. Alt. spell.: bole
Etymology: OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See Bowl a vessel