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bole

Noun

1 a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
2 the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber [syn: trunk, tree trunk]
3 a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa [syn: Bolanci]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
    • 1908: Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      A fine powder filled the air and caressed the cheek with a tingle in its touch, and the black boles of the trees showed up in a light that seemed to come from below.

Extensive Definition

Bole may refer to:
  • BOLE, the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
bole in French: Bole
bole in German: Bole

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