- Pollen is a fine powdery substance that comes from the male part of flowers and often causes people to suffer an allergic reaction.
The fine yellow dust that comes from plants in the spring that makes you sneeze is an example of pollen.
Origin: ModL from L, fine flour, dust from Indo-European base an unverified form pel, dust, meal from source Classical Latin pulvis, dust, Glassical Greek palē, dust
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Origin: Latin, fine flour.
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