What does pollen mean?

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ˈpɒl ənpollen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollennoun

    the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant


  1. pollennoun

    A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Collective term for pollen grains or microspores produced in the anthers of flowering plants.

    Etymology: From pollen, used by Linnaeus to describe the substance produced in flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pollennoun

    fine bran or flour

    Etymology: [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ]

  2. Pollennoun

    the fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See Flower, and Illust. of Filament

    Etymology: [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ]


  1. Pollen

    Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes. Pollen grains have a hard coat that protects the sperm cells during the process of their movement from the stamens to the pistil of flowering plants or from the male cone to the female cone of coniferous plants. When pollen lands on a compatible pistil or female cone, it germinates and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule. Individual pollen grains are small enough to require magnification to see detail. The study of pollen is called palynology and is highly useful in paleoecology, paleontology, archeology, and forensics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pollen

    pol′en, n. the fertilising powder contained in the anthers of flowers: the male or fecundating element in flowers.—v.t. to cover with pollen.—adj. Pollenā′rious, consisting of pollen.—v.t. Poll′enise, to supply with pollen.—n. Poll′en-tube, the tube by which the fecundating element is conveyed to the ovule.—adj. Poll′inar, covered with a fine dust like pollen.—v.t. Poll′inate, to convey pollen to the stigma of.—n. Pollinā′tion, the transferring or supplying of pollen to the stigma of a flower, esp. by aid of insects or other external agents.—adj. Pollinif′erous, bearing pollen.—n. Pollin′ium, an agglutinated mass of pollen grains.—adjs. Polliniv′orous, feeding upon pollen; Poll′inose, covered with a powdery substance like pollen. [L., fine flour.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pollen

    The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.


  1. Pollen

    Pollen, Inc. operates a collaborative exchange for working capital. It offers collaborative cash flow optimization solutions. The company provides C2FO market, a working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment. Its working capital exchange participants are buyers and suppliers who use the market to increase profit, and accelerate cash flow between themselves. It serves companies around the world. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Fairway, Kansas.

Editors Contribution

  1. pollen

    A type of matter.

    The pollen is a vital element of the creation of food along with the bees.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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  1. Pollen

    a dusty or pruinose surface covering which is easily rubbed off; used mostly in Diptera.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pollen in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The soul is like pollen: we remember it. (L'âme est comme le pollen : - Elle fait souvenir d'elle.)

  2. Ujwala Kaza:

    Everyone is a bit different, so treatment has to be tailored to the individual, in general, if there are any factors that are found to be triggers, the first step is to avoid those triggers. For example, if that adorable adopted cat who makes you sneeze sleeps on your pillow most nights, it may be a good idea to convince her to sleep in a different room. If you have a chronic postnasal drip from an allergy to pollen or from a deviated septum, its important to treat those issues as well.

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Look at nature. A single bee cannot really do much. But you put a group of bees together and they can form a hive. A colony of bees that work in harmony. Each one doing its part. Some bees collect pollen. Some bees tend to the hive. Some bees guard the hive. Some bees tend to the nursery. Together they make a lot of honey.

  4. Tonya Winders:

    Pollen count is highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again at dusk, so plan your workouts for other times of the day when pollen levels are lower.

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The soul is like pollen : it reminds it.

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