from The Century Dictionary.
- An erroneous form of polliniferous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Producing pollen; polliniferous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective botany Producing
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There is one expression which you botanists often use (though, I think, not you individually often), which puts me in a passion -- viz., calling polleniferous flowers
With respect to the word "sterile" as used for male or polleniferous flowers, it has always offended my ears dreadfully; on the same principle that it would to hear a potent stallion, ram or bull called sterile, because they did not bear, as well as beget, young.