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English definition of “pollen”

pollen

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpɒlən/
a powder produced by flowers, which is carried by insects or the wind and makes other flowers produce seedsPlant reproductionFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants
(Definition of pollen from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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