pollen

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See also: Pollen and pol·len

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pollen ‎(fine flour). (Used by Linnaeus in the 18th century to describe the spores produced in the anthers of flowers.)

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Noun[edit]

Pollen grains on a flower.

pollen ‎(usually uncountable, plural pollens)

  1. Fine powder in general, fine flour (16th century usage documented by OED; no longer common.)
    • "...and ther was good wyne of Gascoyne,... as well of pollen, as of other vitailes..." Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?; Berners, John Bourchier, Lord [1]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?)
  2. A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Technically a collective term for pollen grains (microspores) produced in the anthers of flowering plants. (This specific usage dating from mid 18th century.)
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3: 
      In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔlə(n)/
  • Hyphenation: pol‧len

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pollen.

Noun[edit]

pollen n ‎(uncountable)

  1. pollen

Etymology 2[edit]

From English poll.

Verb[edit]

pollen ‎(past singular pollde, past participle gepolld)

  1. (computing) to poll, to periodically check the status of a device or variable.
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of pollen (weak)
infinitive pollen
past singular pollde
past participle gepolld
infinitive pollen
gerund pollen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular poll pollde
2nd person sing. (jij) pollt pollde
2nd person sing. (u) pollt pollde
2nd person sing. (gij) pollt pollde
3rd person singular pollt pollde
plural pollen pollden
subjunctive sing.1 polle pollde
subjunctive plur.1 pollen pollden
imperative sing. poll
imperative plur.1 pollt
participles pollend gepolld
1) Archaic.

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pollen

  1. Plural form of pol

French[edit]

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pollen m ‎(plural pollens)

  1. pollen

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pollen

  1. (computing) to poll, to periodically check the status of a device or variable.

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Etymology[edit]

Compare the Ancient Greek πάλη ‎(pálē, the finest meal”, “any fine dust).

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Noun[edit]

pollen n ‎(genitive pollinis); third declension

  1. (literally) flour, especially fine flour, milldust
  2. (transferred sense) the (very) fine powder or dust of other things
    pollen piperis
    ground pepper [lit. powder of pepper]
    pollen tūris
    incense powder
    aliquid in pollinem tundere
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pollen pollina
genitive pollinis pollinum
dative pollinī pollinibus
accusative pollen pollina
ablative polline pollinibus
vocative pollen pollina

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  • (transferred sense: fine powder or dust): pulvis

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