bole definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English bol, stem, trunk ; from Old Norse bolr ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhḷ-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bhel-: see ball
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French bol ; from Midieval Latin bolus, clay ; from Classical Greek bōlos, clod
- bolar adjective
bole definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse bolr; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Any of various soft fine clays, especially a reddish-brown variety used as a pigment.
- A moderate reddish brown.
Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin bōlus; see bolus.
- bole adjective