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n. pl. pol·lin·i·a (-ē-ə)
A coherent mass of pollen grains typically transferred as a unit during pollination, found in the flowers of certain plants such as orchids and milkweeds.
[New Latin, from pollen, pollin-, pollen; see pollinate.]
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Botany) a mass of cohering pollen grains, produced by plants such as orchids and transported as a whole during pollination
[C19: New Latin; see pollen]
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pol•lin•i•um(pəˈlɪn i əm)
n., pl. -lin•i•a (-ˈlɪn i ə)
an agglutinated mass of pollen grains, characteristic of plants of the orchid and milkweed families.
[1860–65; < New Latin pollin-, s. of pollen pollen]
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