from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To pollinate.
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They do not pollinize themselves nor do they pollinize each other satisfactorily.
The only one of fifteen varieties that I have fruited that can be depended on to pollinize itself; medium size, well sealed, cures well, no bitterness to pellicle, no "sticktite" nor moldy nuts.
As yet, in order to get a reasonable number of nuts for planting, I have to cross-pollinize them by hand, and
MR. STOKE: That first experiment of yours was trying to pollinize the black walnut with the Persian, but the reciprocal cross may be quite different, as Jones proved with the filberts.
A quiet day should be chosen to pollinize the hazels for two reasons.