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pollen basket

(of bees) a smooth area on the hind tibia of each leg fringed with long hairs and serving to transport pollen.
Also called corbicula.
Origin of pollen basket
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The pollen is collected from blossoms and is pasted on to the outside of the hind legs in the pollen basket.

British Dictionary definitions for pollen basket

pollen basket

the part of the hind leg of a bee that is specialized for carrying pollen, typically consisting of a trough bordered by long hairs Technical name corbicula
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