Pollen

Noun | ˈpälən

A powdery substance produced by the reproductive organs of the male cannabis plant. Pollen contains the genetic matter necessary to fertilize the female cannabis plant, which allows them to produce seeds, which are essential to growing and cultivating cannabis. When plants are kept outdoors, pollen spreads naturally through air and animals — but indoor growers will need to deliberately remove pollen from the male plant and use it to fertilize the female plant.

Examples:

The anthers were filled with pollen, which had a dusty, powdery consistency.

The grower used the pollen to fertilize his female plants—and grow a new batch of seeds in the process.