from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The corbiculum of a bee. See cut under corbiculum.


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  • This species resembles the _M. ornata_; but when viewed beneath, the different colour of the pollen-brush at once separates them.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • To come home again from the verge of the horizon is wonderful in itself; to come home with a well-filled pollen-brush is superlative economy.

    The Mason-Bees

  • Never will she bring herself to lay aside the pollen-brush for the trowel; never will she suspend the foraging which is occupying her at this moment to begin the work of construction which is not yet due.

    The Mason-Bees


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