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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
Pollen grains on a flower.

pollen (usually uncountable, plural pollens)

  1. Fine powder in general, fine flour (16th century usage documented by the 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”, in 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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VerbEdit

pollen (third-person singular simple present pollens, present participle pollening, simple past and past participle pollened)

  1. (transitive, poetic) To cover with, or as if with, pollen.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pollen.

NounEdit

pollen n (singular definite pollenet, plural indefinite pollen)

  1. (botany) pollen

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pollen.

NounEdit

pollen n (uncountable)

  1. pollen
Usage notesEdit

The common term in Dutch is stuifmeel. The term pollen is found in biology texts, but is furthermore in common use when identifying the causative agent of hay fever. In that sense, the word is sometimes mistakenly construed as being plural (“Tranende, jeukende ogen en een loopneus: pollen zijn geen pretje”, Metro, 29 February 2016; “Er hangen al pollen in de lucht: hooikoortsseizoen is begonnen”, Het Laatste Nieuws, 10 January 2018; “Pollen kunnen nu al voor hooikoorts zorgen”, De Telegraaf, 22 December 2018).

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English poll.

VerbEdit

pollen

  1. (computing) to poll, to periodically check the status of a device or variable.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of pollen (weak)
infinitive pollen
past singular pollde
past participle gepolld
infinitive pollen
gerund pollen n
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.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

pollen

  1. Plural form of pol

FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pollen m (plural pollens)

  1. pollen

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

pollen (third-person singular simple present pollt, past tense pollte, past participle gepollt, auxiliary haben)

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

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust); compare with pulvis and Ancient Greek πάλη (pálē, the finest meal”, “any fine dust).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 pollen tundere
    to grind something into powder

DeclensionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pollen pollina
Genitive pollinis pollinum
Dative pollinī pollinibus
Accusative pollen pollina
Ablative polline pollinibus
Vocative pollen pollina

SynonymsEdit

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pollen

NounEdit

pollen n (definite singular pollenet)

  1. (botany) pollen

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pollen

NounEdit

pollen n (definite singular pollenet)

  1. (botany) pollen

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

pollen m

  1. definite singular of poll

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

pollen n (uncountable)

  1. (botany) pollen

DeclensionEdit

Declension of pollen 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative pollen pollenet
Genitive pollens pollenets