Bole, n. [Gr. a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. Bolus.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See Clay, and Terra alba.
2. A bolus; a dose.
Armenian bole. See under Armenian. --
Bole Armoniac, or
Armoniak, Armenian bole.
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