pollen
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɒlən/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpɑlən/
Noun

pollen (uncountable)

  1. A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Technically a collective term for pollen grains (microspores) produced in the anthers of flowering plants. (This specific usage dating from mid 18th century.)
  2. (obsolete) Fine powder in general, fine flour. (16th-century usage documented by the OED.)
    • "...and ther was good wyne of Gascoyne,... as well of pollen, as of other vitailes..." Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?; Berners, John Bourchier, Lord
Related terms Translations Verb

pollen (pollens, present participle pollening; past and past participle pollened)

  1. (transitive, poetic) To cover with, or as if with, pollen.



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