pollen

[p_ˈɒ_l_ə_n], [pˈɒlən], [pˈɒlən]

Definitions of pollen:

  1.   The fertilizing powder contained in the anthers of flowers: fine flour. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   The fecundating dust contained in the anther of flowers; fine bran. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Fecundating granules of plants. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   The male fertilizing element of seed plants. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   The fecundating powder or dust contained in the anthers of flowers, and afterwards dispersed on the stigma; the bloom of leaves. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   A powder in the cells of the anthers of flowers necessary for producing more flowers. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for pollen:

  1. Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. – James Russell Lowell

Usage examples for pollen:

  1. The wind carries this pollen – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  2. “ Darwin showed that the fertilising power of the pollen of another variety or of another individual is greater than that of the plant's own pollen – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. Madame de Rochefort- Mr. Burnaby- Mr. Pollen – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  4. There was a blight some years back and most of the male trees died off, except for a few on the other side of the planet- well out of bee- shot, even if the females there would let the females here have any pollen which they absolutely won't. ” – The Venus Trap by Evelyn E. Smith
  5. Their filaments are so elastic that if touched before the flower has expanded, they suddenly spring from their in curved position, and scatter the pollen broadcast. ” – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  6. Its pollen must reach its stigma- so he supposed- in order for the flower to become fruitful. ” – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  7. “ For, you see- he paused- the girl who came West was Mrs. Pollen – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  8. The ground may be rough and dirty, or full of rich flowers whose pollen stains, and of sweet substances that cling and become attachments- but overhead there is always the free sky. ” – Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  9. Either of the last two if left alone would be barren; the male flowers are always so, but the pistillate or female flowers, if fertilized with pollen from perfect- flowered plants, produce fruit. ” – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  10. This generally throws enough pollen into the air so that an abundance of it reaches each receptive stigma. ” – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy

Rhymes for pollen:

  • nollan, olen, pollan, stalin;
  • bollen, collen, fallen, nolen;
  • carollan;
  • guatemalan;

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