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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Foreign players are no longer an issue, which cannot be said in Wales, and even the New Zealand Rugby Union has admitted that there is something to be said for cross-pollination.
(Soundbite of music) RAZ: You know, I've been noticing a lot of kind of cross-pollination on indie records and even on hip-hop records lately.
The nonprofit, whose about 70 members help facilitate academic and cultural cross-pollination between the countries, helps introduce Vermonters to Japanese culture.
"We've definitely seen a cross-pollination, certainly of ... techniques, tactics and procedures across the organizations," said one of the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
And what makes these populists even more dangerous is their cross-pollination.
This cross-pollination might even lead to an European-wide alliance, also including the US and Canada; an Atlanticist Islamophobistan.
(However, in a bit of cross-pollination, he appears to work in Blüdhaven, the crime-riddled city near Gotham that Chuck Dixon invented for the Nightwing magazine in 1996.)
And that for me is sort of a perfect example of this thing--creating this cross-pollination of vernacular modes and more formal concert procedures.
Looking at how this cross-pollination can enrich our cultural experience in Los Angeles is to travel without ever needing to get on a plane.
(That makes sense, since the movie was written at the same time as much of the comic, with lots of cross-pollination between the two.)