American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The fine powderlike material consisting of pollen grains that is produced by the anthers of seed plants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine yellowish dust or powder produced in the anther of a flower (whence it is discharged when mature), which when magnified is found to consist of separate grains of definite size and shape; the male or fecundating element in flowering plants: the homologue of the microspore in cryptogams. The individual grains are usually single-celled and of a globular or oval form, but they may occasionally be composed of two or several cells, curiously irregular in shape. They are often beautifully ornamented with spines, angles, lines, etc., and while they are very uniform in the same species they often differ widely in different species or families. Pollengrains are usually formed in fours by the division of the contents of mother cells into two parts and these again into two parts. Each grain has two coats, the inner of which is called the intine and the outer the extine. See
- To cover or dust with pollen; supply with pollen. Tennyson, Voyage of maeldune.
- n. A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Collective term for pollen grains or microspores produced in the anthers of flowering plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Fine bran or flour.
- n. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See Flower, and
- n. the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
- From Latin pollen ("fine flour"), used by Linnaeus to describe the substance produced in flowers. (Wiktionary)
- Latin, fine flour. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term pollen jockey is from an animated movie, Bee Movie, where Jerry Seinfeld’s bee character wants to become a pollen jocky, a favorite of my three year old grandson.”
“How about the increase in pollen and ragweed every year?”
“Like a big wind scoured out the dust and pollen from the valley.”
“•In the spring, this technique also can leave your sheets coated in pollen, says Smith, who says her homeowner's association forbids hanging clothes lines.”
“Finding that the “empathical link existing between human and other living beings” cannot be reliably counted on to spur people to take corrective measures, will they then commission the services of genetic engineers to enable the plants to produce an antidote in pollen form and to release it when needed whether one wants to be cured or not?”
“How few realize the health-giving properties given off by pines, especially when in blossom, when the pollen is prevalent in the air and is inhaled with great benefit, especially by those suffering with pulmonary diseases.”
“The image at the beginning of this post is a picture of pollen from a holly plant.”
“I wanted to throttle every "gee, the pollen is bad this year" commenter.”
“The researchers examined the effects of pollen from a genetically modified maize variant called “Bt corn” on bees.”
“Pollen is food for developing larvae and queens, and Bt engineered crops express toxins in pollen as well as fruit and seeds (the edible stuff).”
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