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  • n. the transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma; effected by insects, birds, bats and the wind etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the supplying of pollen to the part of the female organ prepared to receive it, preliminary to fertilization. See pollen-tube.
  • n. The fertilization of plants by the agency of insects that carry pollen from one flower to another.

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  • n. transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant


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  • Honeybee pollination is also needed to make alfalfa and clover which feeds beef and dairy cattle.

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  • Honey is a byproduct of pollination, which is the most important aspect of managed honey bees ... iff beekeepers are zoned, ordinanced and restricted out of areas because of fear-then it is people putting the strain on the keepers and their ability to produce, not the Africanized bees.



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