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Meaning of POLLEN

Pronunciation:  'pâlun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a fine powder produced by the anthers of seed-bearing plants; fine grains contain male gametes

POLLEN is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: powder, pulverisation, pulverization, ragweed pollen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pol"len\, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr.
1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] --Bailey.

2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of
   flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}.

{Pollen grain} (Bot.), a particle or call of pollen.

{Pollen mass}, a pollinium. --Gray.

{Pollen sac}, a compartment of an anther containing pollen,
   -- usually there are four in each anther.

{Pollen tube}, a slender tube which issues from the pollen
   grain on its contact with the stigma, which it penetrates,
   thus conveying, it is supposed, the fecundating matter of
   the grain to the ovule.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or inhale pollen in your dream, represents annoyances. You may be feeling irritable. Alternatively, it means the sharing and spreading of new ideas.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The microspores of seed plants; the powdery mass of microspores shed from anthers.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid, male gamete, milt, protein, scum, seed, semen, seminal fluid, sperm, sperm cell, spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore, spermatium, spermatocyte, spermatogonium, spermatophore, spermatozoa, spermatozoid, spermatozoon