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pollen in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpollenpol‧len /ˈpɒlən $ ˈpɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  HBPa fine powder produced by flowers, which is carried by the wind or by insects to other flowers of the same type, making them produce seeds
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pollenAs the foragers grow older they move from a juvenile taste for sweet nectar to a more refined preference for pollen.Induk said, exhaling, dispersing my ashes like pollen into the night air.No pollen analyses of undisputed late-glacial deposits from the Outer Hebrides have been published.These prizes of pollen and nectar have to be advertised.If its own pollen is there, why accept an outsider?However, it is important to remember that the pollen zones are not uniform across large areas.The pollen of one flower is transferred to another by means of a fine brush.