verb (used with object)
Origin of pollen
Examples from the Web for pollen
Historical Examples of pollen
These, as they devour nectar, dust themselves with the pollen near by.
The stigma, if pollen suffice, should be covered with pollen.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
But the Editor does not say that this substance "contained" pollen.The Book of the Damned
Polliniferous: formed for collecting pollen: pollen bearing.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The flowers give honey for the bees; the bees carry the pollen for the flowers.Valley of Dreams
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Word Origin for pollen
1760 as a botanical term for the fertilizing element of flowers (from Linnæus, 1751), earlier "fine flour" (1520s), from Latin pollen "mill dust; fine flour," related to polenta "peeled barley," and pulvis (genitive pulveris) "dust," from PIE root *pel- (1) "dust; flour" (cf. Greek poltos "pap, porridge," Sanskrit pálalam "ground seeds," Lithuanian pelenai, Old Church Slavonic popelu, Russian pépelŭ "ashes").