from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In entomology, a flat or hollowed surface fringed with stiff hairs, used as a receptacle for pollen.
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_apis mellifica_ of Linnæus; and it may be as well to state, for the guidance of the young reader, that the Hive-bee is distinguished from all other species of bees, -- by having the shanks of the hind legs furnished with a smooth and concave pollen-plate on the outer surface, and destitute of spines at the extremity, -- by the basal joint of the
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