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bole (n.)

"body or trunk of a tree," early 14c., from Old Norse bolr "tree trunk," from Proto-Germanic *bulas (source also of Middle Dutch bolle "trunk of a tree"), from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell."

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Definitions of bole from WordNet
1
bole (n.)
a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment);
bole (n.)
the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber;
Synonyms: trunk / tree trunk
2
Bole (n.)
a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa;
Synonyms: Bolanci
From wordnet.princeton.edu