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POLLEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pollen mean? 

POLLEN (noun)
  The noun POLLEN has 1 sense:

1. the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant

  Familiarity information: POLLEN used as a noun is very rare.


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POLLEN (noun)


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Meaning:

The fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("pollen" is a kind of...):

spore (a 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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pollen"):

pollinium (a coherent mass of pollen grains (as in orchids))

ragweed pollen (pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen)


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