pollen basket

noun

Definition of pollen basket

: a smooth area on each hind tibia of a bee that is edged by a fringe of stiff hairs and serves to collect and transport pollen

called also corbicula

First Known Use of pollen basket

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Pollen basket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollen%20basket. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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