noun pol·len \ˈpä-lən\

: the very fine usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds

Full Definition of POLLEN

:  a mass of microspores in a seed plant appearing usually as a fine dust
:  a dusty bloom on the body of an insect

Origin of POLLEN

New Latin pollin-, pollen, from Latin, fine flour
First Known Use: circa 1760
POLLAN Defined for Kids


noun pol·len \ˈpä-lən\

Definition of POLLEN for Kids

:  the very tiny grains produced by the stamens of a flower or special sacs of a male cone that fertilize the seeds and usually appear as fine yellow dust
Medical Dictionary


noun pol·len \ˈpäl-ən\

Medical Definition of POLLEN

:  a mass of male spores in a seed plant appearing usually as a fine dust


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