Inane, empty, said of an anther which produces no pollen, &c.
The stigma, if pollen suffice, should be covered with pollen.
She has no baskets in which to gather the pollen, no brushes, no towering plumes.
But the Editor does not say that this substance "contained" pollen.
Thus he continues until the third segment is reached, from which he carries away a fresh load of pollen to another flower.
The flowers give honey for the bees; the bees carry the pollen for the flowers.
“Nothing but that some of the pollen shall be mixed with them,” said her mother.
pollen and nectar are needed to prepare food for the young bees.
In doing this they come in contact with the pollen, which, adhering to their backs, is carried off to other flowers.
When is the pollen gathered by the bee and kneaded into the pellet-like mass?
1760 as a botanical term for the fertilizing element of flowers (from Linnæus, 1751), earlier "fine flour" (1520s), from Latin pollen "mill dust; fine flour," related to polenta "peeled barley," and pulvis (genitive pulveris) "dust," from PIE root *pel- (1) "dust; flour" (cf. Greek poltos "pap, porridge," Sanskrit pálalam "ground seeds," Lithuanian pelenai, Old Church Slavonic popelu, Russian pépelŭ "ashes").
pollen pol·len (pŏl'ən)
Microspores of seed plants carried by wind or insects prior to fertilization.
Powdery grains that contain the male reproductive cells of most plants. In gymnosperms, pollen is produced by male cones or conelike structures. In angiosperms, pollen is produced by the anthers at the end of stamens in flowers. Each pollen grain contains a generative cell, which divides into two nuclei (one of which fertilizes the egg), and a tube cell, which grows into a pollen tube to conduct the generative cell or the nuclei into the ovule. The pollen grain is the male gametophyte generation of seed-bearing plants. In gymnosperms, each pollen grain also contains two sterile cells (called prothallial cells), thought to be remnants of the vegetative tissue of the male gametophyte.