from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The transfer of pollen from an anther of the flower of one plant to a stigma of the flower of another plant.
- n. Influence or inspiration between or among diverse elements: "Jazz is fundamentally the cross-pollination of individual musicians playing together and against each other in small groups” ( Ralph de Toledano).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fertilization by the transfer of pollen from an anther of one plant to a stigma of another
- n. Inspiration, stimulation or influence between diverse elements
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cross-fertilization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stimulating influence among diverse elements
- n. fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
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