• WordNet 3.6
    • v pollenate fertilize by transfering pollen
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  • James Russell Lowell
    “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.”


In literature:

The female flowers appear when the pollen is ripe.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
His eloquence would steal the pollen out of a flower.
"Clair de Lune" by Michael Strange
First, in collecting pollen; it is important to shake our pollen into dry paper boxes.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
And since the flower cannot walk about finding places for its pollen, it generally makes a bargain with a bee.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
His head gets well dusted with yellow pollen, which he carries like a bee from one bloom to another.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Men carry the pollen to the female plant and adopt devices to distribute it on the wind or by artificial contact.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
It would seem to be an advantage for a seedling Persian walnut to have a good pollenizer in its company.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
First, in regard to collecting pollen.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
Some blossoms yield only pollen, and others only honey; but by far the largest number, both honey and pollen.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
The only value I can see in this variety is that it may prove to be a good pollenizer.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various

In poetry:

"I liked all learning
And wished to share it
Abroad like pollen
For all who merit.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Fire-white from curtains of intensest blue
The centre of the speedwell gleams; so fair,
So mystic-frail the tremulous pollen-worlds,
Divinity itself seems slumbering there.
"Little Things" by Mary Webb
As she flitted by garth and slipped through glade,
Her light limbs winnowed the wind, and made
The gold of the pollened palm to float
On her budding bosom and dimpled throat.
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin
The sawmill blows its whistle, buzz-saws stop,
And silence breaks the bud of knoll and hill,
Soft settling pollen where plowed lands fulfill
Their early promise of a bumper crop.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
Like knots against the trunks of trees
The lichen-colored moths are pressed;
And, wedged in hollow blooms, the bees
Seem clots of pollen; in its nest
The wasp has crawled and lies at ease.
"Rain In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein
The pollen-dusted bees
Search for the honey-lees
That linger in the last flowers of September,
While plaintive mourning doves
Coo sadly to their loves
Of the dead summer they so well remember.
"September" by George Arnold

In news:

While pollen is a welcome sight to bees, we humans find the tree pollen blanketing our cars and patios a nuisance.
Pollen Detective Sticks It to Honey Counterfeiters.
Records are being broken by pollen levels at 4,379 and 9,369.
ATLANTA — Pharmacists and veterinarians say record-breaking pollen is taking its toll on people and pets in metro Atlanta.
Experts say this allergy season is shaping up to be a tough one with the sodden earth boosting tree pollen and mold in many regions of the country.
Summer is almost here and the sniffles are in full force, with pollen coating cars, windows and porches.
What, You Can't Taste the Clover Pollen in That Beer.
Yes, the pollen is horrible.
That yellow annoyance is pollen .
Since the weather has a major influence on pollen dispersal, this decrease is due in part to rising humidity.
Pollen cov­ers a statue of for­mer Geor­gia Gov Joseph Emer­son Brown out­side the Gero­gia state capi­tol Tues­day in Atlanta.
Warm weather and few freezes resulted in record amounts of pollen this spring.
Pollen is causing problems for some Pike County residents as record amounts of the powder clouds the air.
That snow like stuff that is floating in just about every neighborhood in Western New York.is it pollen.

In science:

It is accepted that the random walk of each pollen is a result of a random “kick” that comes from the solvent. It is assumed that the “kicks” are result of the action of random “sources” that originate from the discrete atomic structure of the solvent.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Then the random walk of each pollen is successfully described by adding stochastic force to the deterministic friction in the equation of motion so that the stochastic force to match the behavior of the random “kicks”.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Further, the transition from the Langvin to Einstein-Smoluhowsky equation for the diffusion on coarse-grained time scale demands well-defined concentration of the pollen species.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
On the other hand, since the size of the pollen is much larger than the size of the solvent molecules, it is obvious that the “sources” must be spatially extended.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Another example of random motion in classical physics is provided by the Brownian motion of pollen grains in a fluid.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics