- The passing of pollen from the male part of one plant to the female part of another plant of the same species.
Combined glossary of agriculture. - MidCountry Media publishes Farm World newspaper.
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cross-pollinate — v. to fertilize by transfering pollen. Syn: pollinate. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cross-pollinate — ► VERB ▪ pollinate (a flower or plant) with pollen from another flower or plant … English terms dictionary
cross-pollinate — [krôs΄päl′ə nāt΄] vt., vi. cross pollinated, cross pollinating to subject or be subjected to cross pollination … English World dictionary
cross-pollinate — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cross pollinate : present tense I/you/we/they cross pollinate he/she/it cross pollinates present participle cross pollinating past tense cross pollinated past participle cross pollinated biology… … English dictionary
cross-pollinate — cross′ pol′linate v. t. pol•li•nat•ed, pol•li•nat•ing bot to subject to cross pollination • Etymology: 1895–1900 … From formal English to slang
cross-pollinate — verb To pollinate using cross pollination … Wiktionary
cross-pollinate — verb pollinate (a flower or plant) with pollen from another flower or plant. Derivatives cross pollination noun … English new terms dictionary
cross-pollinate — v.tr. pollinate (a plant) from another. Derivatives: cross pollination n … Useful english dictionary
cross-pollinate — /kraws pol euh nayt , kros /, v.t., cross pollinated, cross pollinating. to subject to cross pollination. [1895 1900] * * * … Universalium
cross-pollinate — /krɒsˈ pɒləneɪt/ (say kros poluhnayt) verb (t) (cross pollinated, cross pollinating) → cross fertilise … Australian English dictionary
cross-pollinate — transitive verb Date: circa 1900 to subject to cross pollination … New Collegiate Dictionary