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pollen basket

noun
1.
(of bees) a smooth area on the hind tibia of each leg fringed with long hairs and serving to transport pollen.
Also called corbicula.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for pollen basket
  • Next time you see a bee visiting a flower, look for the pollen basket.
  • She has a pollen basket on her hind legs to store the pollen collected on body hairs.
British Dictionary definitions for pollen basket

pollen basket

noun
1.
the part of the hind leg of a bee that is specialized for carrying pollen, typically consisting of a trough bordered by long hairs Technical name corbicula
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