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 for Boll
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boll \Boll\, n. [OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See Bowl a
     1. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a
        pericarp of a globular form.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. 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.
        [Sometimes spelled bole.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boll \Boll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bolled.]
     To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
     [1913 Webster]
           The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
                                                    --Ex. ix. 31.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "boll":
     ball, balloon, bladder, blob, bolus, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet,
     burr, capsule, cod, ellipsoid, follicle, geoid, globe, globelet,
     globoid, globule, glomerulus, gob, gobbet, hull, husk, knob, knot,
     legume, legumen, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, pease cod,
     pellet, pericarp, pod, prolate spheroid, rondure, seed pod,
     seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, silique, sphere, spheroid,

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