cross–pollinate

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verb cross–pol·li·nate \ˈkrȯs-ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

Definition of cross–pollinate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to cross-pollination

Circa 1900

First Known Use of cross–pollinate

circa 1900


CROSS–POLLINATE Defined for English Language Learners

cross–pollinate

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verb cross–pol·li·nate \ˈkrȯs-ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

Definition of cross–pollinate for English Language Learners

  • botany : to move pollen from one flower to another


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