Definition of pollen basket in US English:

pollen basket


  • A flattened area fringed with hairs on the hind leg of a social bee, used for carrying pollen.

    Also called corbicula
    • ‘The pollen baskets hanging from each bee's back legs were stuffed swollen yellow.’
    • ‘Pollen loads were found on the hind legs (pollen basket) and heads of bumble-bees.’