boll boll  /ˈboʊl/


  • (n) the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant


  1. Before the appearance of the boll weevil, the American cotton crop had reached 16,000,000 bales in one season.
  2. Then the bloom dropped off, leaving the boll, in which the fibre grows, to mature on the stalk.
  3. But consumption is on the mend, and losses from the boll weevil have this year apparently run second in importance to losses caused by the weather.



  1. "Definitely, the boll weevil was a bad boy," said Kevin Hendrix, a fourth-generation farmer who harvests cotton outside Statesboro in eastern Georgia. "We're sure glad he's gone."
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Jimi Hendrix Source: Forbes

  2. "We also will attempt to restart the old GOP-Boll Weevil coalition that proved so successful in the 1980s to advance President Reagan's revolution," Pence said. "There are Blue Dog Democrats that want to balance the budget, address our...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Mike Pence Source: Washington Post

  3. "I was fortunate enough to get some room," Torres said. "Boll made a pretty good play to get it up to me. I had some speed going in on Roli and I was fortunate enough to get it past him."
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Raffi Torres Source: USA Today

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