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 breeding and cultivating cannabis. When plants are kept outdoors, pollen spreads naturally through air and animals — but indoor growers will need to deliberately catch pollen from the male plant and place it on the female stigmas in order to fertilize the female plant.

Examples:

The anthers opened and released 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.