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pollen brush

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noun
  1. the mass of stiff hairs on the legs or abdomen of an insect, for collecting pollen.

Origin of pollen brush

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called scopa.
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Examples from the Web for pollen brush

Historical Examples

  • This species resembles the M. ornata; but when viewed beneath, the different colour of the pollen-brush at once separates them.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3

    Various


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