open-pol·​li·​nat·​ed ˌō-pən-ˈpä-lə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce open-pollinated (audio)
: pollinated by natural agencies (such as wind or insects) without human intervention

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open-pollinated was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Open-pollinated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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