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Definition of bolt

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Definition as written by mikepiper:

1. A threaded metal rod used with a nut to hold parts together;

2. A roll of cloth or paper;

3. A flash of lightning

Definition as written by Linnea:

When a plant goes to seed, usually a plant cultivated for its leaves, where bolting is an unwanted action. Such plants are often bred into "slow bolting" cultivars.

Definition as written by mikepiper:

A term used when a flower seed is ready to burst open and scatter seeds.

Definition as written by Floridian:

The early flowering of a plant before it develops its crop. Cabbage, lettuce, radishes, and several other crops are subject to bolting. Often caused by early planting, rapid temperature changes, cool temperatures, and over fertilization with hot manures.

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