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pollennoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɒl.ən/  us   /ˈpɑː.lən/
a ​powder, ​produced by the ​malepart of a ​flower, that ​causes the ​femalepart of the same ​type of ​flower to ​produceseeds. 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 ​treedepend on the ​wind for pollination.
(Definition of pollen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pollennoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɑl·ən/
biology a ​powderproduced by the ​malepart of a ​flower that ​causes the ​femalepart of other ​flowers of the same ​type to ​produceseeds
(Definition of pollen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pollen”
in Korean 꽃가루, 화분…
in Arabic غُبار الطَّلَع…
in Malaysian debunga…
in French pollen…
in Russian цветочная пыльца…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花粉…
in Italian polline…
in Turkish polen, çiçek tozu…
in Polish pyłek (kwiatowy)…
in Spanish polen…
in Vietnamese phấn hoa…
in Portuguese pólen…
in Thai ละอองเกสรดอกไม้…
in German der Pollen…
in Catalan pol·len…
in Japanese 花粉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花粉…
in Indonesian tepung sari…
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