verb (used with object)
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Origin of pollen
OTHER WORDS FROM pollenpol·len·less, adjectivepol·len·like, adjectivepol·lin·ic [puh-lin-ik], /pəˈlɪn ɪk/, pol·lin·i·cal, adjectiveun·pol·lened, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pollen
It might give new bee colonies the protein-rich pollen they need to feed their young.
That’s in contrast to honeybees, which collect plant pollen as protein.
Scientists who study ancient plants and pollen helped identify other plant features.
When trying to start colonies in early spring, the bees rely on flower pollen as a protein source to feed their young.
These tests, too, linked pollen shortage and increased leaf biting.
The pollen was all ready to drop, and by this he knew it was ripe.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
The pollen of a different sort may make each tree more fruitful.The Book of Pears and Plums|Edward Bartrum
How very odd that pollen of one form should affect the outer coats and size of the bean produced by pure species!More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
The pollen grain is a living organism, and if it is sent in a closely corked bottle it smothers and dies.
Honey yield good; also pollen of very bright and orange colors.Texas Honey Plants|C. E. Sanborn