cross-pollination

noun cross-pol·li·na·tion \ ˌkrȯs-ˌpä-lə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of cross-pollination

1 : the transfer of pollen from one flower to the stigma of another
2 : cross-fertilization 2
  • cross-pollination of fantasy and realism

First Known Use of cross-pollination

1882

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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