Origin of pollenModern Latin from L, fine flour, dust from Indo-European base an unverified form pel, dust, meal from source Classical Latin pulvis, dust, Classical Greek pal?, dust
A woman with a pollen allergy.
The fine yellow dust that comes from plants in the spring that makes you sneeze is an example of pollen.
Origin of pollenLatin fine flour
top: photomicrograph of ragweed pollen
bottom: photomicrograph of cherry pollen
(usually uncountable, plural pollens)
- Bees store honey and pollen to serve as food for their young.
- A beekeeper, seeing the bee collect pollen from flowers and carry it to the hive, says that it exists to gather honey.
- In Mirabilis Jalapa and others the filaments and style finally become intertwined, so that pollen is brought in contact with the stigma.
- POLLINATION, in botany, the transference of the pollen from the stamen to the receptive surface, or stigma, of the pistil of a flower.
- 2.Various Stages in the Nuclear Division of the Pollen i Mother-cells of Lilium.