from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun pollen mixed with a little honey, as it is stored by bees for the sustenance of their young. Kneaded with more honey and with a secretion from the mouth of the insects, it becomes bee-bread.


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  • Here too the insect is busy hoarding pollen-paste.

    The Mason-Bees

  • She does not recognize the masonry which she herself has erected and kneaded with her saliva; she does not know the pollen-paste which she herself has stored.

    The Mason-Bees

  • a forceps when she had half entered the cell, head foremost, to fill it with pollen-paste, carried her to a closet at some distance from the spot where he captured her.

    The Mason-Bees


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