from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of pollinate.
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- v. fertilize by transfering pollen
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Including hummingbirds and several varieties of wasp, which stake out 'territory' and pollenate mostly by accident.
If your pecan trees should stand out in an isolated situation and pollenate themselves the individual nuts would not all be the same.
MORRIS: It is a great convenience to be able to pollenate at the same moment when you emasculate.
A great majority of the Persian walnuts and pecans don't begin to pollenate till the tenth of May, and it is very rare that a tree doesn't ripen its nuts there.
Often times, there are synergies between different programs and using policies to cross-pollenate the administration of two or more projects can be effective.
However, most of the trees of the Indiana Group do not pollenate until about the 10th of May, and the great majority of them ripen their nuts by the 15th of October, and several of the good trees ripen their nuts by the 1st of October, though they usually are not gathered till later.