• WordNet 3.6
    • n pollenation transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day
    • n pollenation Same as pollenization.
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  • James Russell Lowell
    “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.”


In literature:

The bee is dusted with pollen, which he carries with him to fertilize another flower.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
They would watch them returning laden, not only with honey, but with pollen, the yellow dust found in the inside of flowers.
"Woodside" by Caroline Hadley
This year, 1915, is almost a failure; just a light sprinkling of nuts; was full of blooms but owing to heavy cold rain, failed to pollenize.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The bees are getting pollen from the pussy-willows and soft maples, and the first honey from the arbutus.
"The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers" by John Burroughs
The stamens as pollen-bearers, then, are very important.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The animal now being placed upon his back, a line is drawn with corn pollen, over the mouth, down the breast and belly to the tail.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Now on a second trip into the cornfield, another story may be told of the important work of the pollen.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
These did not all set nuts, however, owing to the scarcity of pollen, but the crop on seven varieties was about medium.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Several crosses were made four years ago using pollen from the Rush and large fruited seedlings on the native hazel.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Translated by the Rev G. C. H. POLLEN, S.J.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman

In poetry:

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
See, sweetheart, how the lilies lay
Their lambent leaves about our way;
Or, pollen-dusty, nod and float
Their moon-like flowers around our boat.--
The middle of the stream we've reached
Three strokes from where our boat was beached.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Marijuana Pollen Found Allergenic .
As the temperature increases, the pollen season may be longer.
They have what the trees had been missing: a knowing and generous way with pollen.
There may have been a slight reprieve with mid-week thunderstorms, but the pollen that coats everything and everyone at this time of the year will be back in full force.
Pollen season is back and in a very mean way TC blogs about the soaring levels of tree pollen.
The rain will wash the pollen out of the air and off your car.
Found this bee LOADED with pollen yesterday morning as I watered my very "sincere" pumpkin patch.
You really can't prevent pollen from getting on your car unless you just keep it in the garage all day.
That snow like stuff that is floating in just about every neighborhood in Western New York.is it pollen .
It's the Tree Pollen .
Pollen 'pills' could deliver vaccines to soldiers.
Losing a much needed hour of sleep and wiping green pollen off my car are not my favorite things.
Kids learn how bees spread pollen--and how we can spread God's love to others.
This reader photo taken by Ginger English of a bee stealing pollen from her Bradford pear tree at her home in Sardis is our reader photo favorite of the month, since it confirms that spring has finally sprung .
Tree pollen reaches high levels, stays there.

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