follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for pollen

8
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pollen-basket

Nearby words for pollen-basket