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pollen basket

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Definition of pollen basket in English:

noun

Entomology
A flattened area fringed with hairs on the hind leg of a social bee, used for carrying pollen. Also called corbicula.
Example sentences
  • Pollen loads were found on the hind legs (pollen basket) and heads of bumble-bees.
  • The pollen baskets hanging from each bee's back legs were stuffed swollen yellow.

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