The transfer of pollen from the male part of the flower to the female part of a flower to produce a fertilized egg that will develop into a seed.

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  • Pollinate — Pol li*nate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Pollinose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollinate — Pol li*nate, v. t. (Bot.) To apply pollen to (a stigma). {Pol li*na tion}, n. (Bot.) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pollinate — index inseminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pollinate — (v.) 1875, from pollin , stem of L. pollen (see POLLEN (Cf. pollen)) + ATE (Cf. ate). Related: Pollinated; pollinating …   Etymology dictionary

  • pollinate — ► VERB ▪ deposit pollen in and fertilize (a flower or plant). DERIVATIVES pollination noun pollinator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pollinate — [päl′ə nāt΄] vt. pollinated, pollinating to transfer pollen from a stamen to the upper tip of the pistil of (a flower) pollination n. pollinator n …   English World dictionary

  • pollinate — verb Pollinate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bee Pollinate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑flower …   Collocations dictionary

  • pollinate — [[t]pɒ̱lɪneɪt[/t]] pollinates, pollinating, pollinated VERB To pollinate a plant or tree means to fertilize it with pollen. This is often done by insects. [V n] Many of the indigenous insects are needed to pollinate the local plants. Derived… …   English dictionary

  • pollinate — UK [ˈpɒləneɪt] / US [ˈpɑləˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms pollinate : present tense I/you/we/they pollinate he/she/it pollinates present participle pollinating past tense pollinated past participle pollinated biology to place pollen from one… …   English dictionary

  • pollinate — apdulkinti statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Pernešti žiedadulkes ant purkos. atitikmenys: angl. pollinate rus. опылять …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • pollinate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1875 1. to carry out the pollination of 2. to mark or smudge with pollen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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