verb pol·li·nate \ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

: to give (a plant) pollen from another plant of the same kind so that seeds will be produced


Full Definition of POLLINATE

transitive verb
:  to carry out the pollination of
:  to mark or smudge with pollen

Examples of POLLINATE

  1. The plants are pollinated by bees.

First Known Use of POLLINATE


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POLLINATED Defined for Kids


verb pol·li·nate \ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

Definition of POLLINATE for Kids

:  to transfer or carry pollen from a stamen to a pistil of a flower or from a male cone to a female cone <Bees are pollinating the clover.>


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