HyperDic: pollen

English > 1 sense of the word pollen:
NOUNplantpollenthe fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
pollen > pronunciation
Soundspaa'lahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > pollen: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant.
NarrowerpolliniumA coherent mass of pollen grains (as in orchids)
ragweed pollenpollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen
BroadersporeA small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
Spanishpolen
Catalanpol·len
Verbspollinatefertilize by transfering pollen

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