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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To transfer pollen from an anther of an angiosperm to (a stigma, flower, or plant).
  • intransitive verb To transfer pollen from a microsporangium of a gymnosperm to (an ovule, cone, or plant).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, to convey pollen to the stigma of; pollenize. See pollination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pollinose.
  • transitive verb (Bot.) To apply pollen to (a stigma).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To apply pollen to (a stigma).
  • adjective zoology Pollinose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fertilize by transfering pollen

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin pollen, pollin-, pollen (from Latin, fine flour) + –ate.]

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