American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of (a flower).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, to convey pollen to the stigma of; pollenize. See pollination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Pollinose.
- v. (Bot.) To apply pollen to (a stigma).
- v. fertilize by transfering pollen
- New Latin pollen, pollin-, pollen (from Latin, fine flour) + -ate1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Since we rely on bees to pollinate about one-third of our food base, the loss would reduce availability of those foods and increase prices.”
“It is specifically because Im a carrier of raconteurs disease, in its most virulent form, that I have come to realize that one can never really cross-pollinate the act of live storytelling with its literary reflection.”
“I wish there were more "summit" events like this that cross-pollinate the sf/fantasy art and literary world with the world-at-large.”
“This would seem a trifling amount considering honey bees pollinate the majority of our fruits and vegetables and have been experiencing serious population decline.”
“From the one came the many, begot or pollinate by inspiration or its lack: Alamo RentaCar begat AlamoDome begat Alamo Frozen Burrito which in turn was father to Alamo Bowlarama.”
“As a rule, beans pollinate themselves so you don't have to worry about unwanted hybrids, courtesy of an earnest bee.”
“To pollinate most plum trees, bees are released into a covering wood and plastic structure, along with pollen-bearing bouquets from other plum or apricot trees.”
“However, it needs the support, both of the local environment and of the government institutions, to take root and pollinate other would-be innovators.”
“To attract male wasps to pollinate them, the orchids not only look like an insect Marilyn Monroe, they exude a fragrance even more bewitching than the real sexual attractant of the females they're mimicking.”
“Honeybees have “flower memory” and remember exactly where they already have been to pollinate a flower.”
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