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pollen

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɒl.ən/ us    /ˈpɑː.lən/
a powder produced by the male part of a flower that causes the female part of the same type of flower to produce seeds. It is carried by insects or the wind.
pollinate
verb [T] uk   /ˈpɒl.ə.neɪt/ us    /ˈpɑː.lə-/
Bees pollinate the plants by carrying the pollen from one flower to another.
pollination
noun [U] uk   /ˌpɒl.əˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌpɑː.lə-/
Many species of tree depend on the wind for pollination.
(Definition of pollen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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