Examples of pollinate in a Sentence
The plants are pollinated by bees.
Recent Examples of pollinate from the Web
Pines are wind pollinated so allow enough space between trees for air movement to carry pollen between trees.
In 2017, a team at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology demonstrated a 1.5 inch drone that was used to cross-pollinate Japanese lillies.
The sweet nectar also provides a haven for bees looking to pollinate.
While important commodity crops such as wheat, rice and corn only need the wind to pollinate, many fruits, nuts and some vegetables are dependent on pollinators to reproduce, including apples, peaches, blueberries and almonds.
Michigan's bee population is disappearing at an alarming rate, causing concern for beekeepers and farmers, who need bees to pollinate their crops.
The newer seeds that plant breeders produce, whether open-pollinated or hybrid, are manipulated to thrive, and aren’t idealized in the same way, except by the breeders.
The name Blue Bat Kitchen is a reference to blue agave plants used to make tequila and the bats that pollinate the plants, the owners said.
Insects bind together nearly every ecosystem by pollinating 80 percent of food plants and recycling dead organic matter.
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POLLINATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pollinate for English Language Learners
: to give (a plant) pollen from another plant of the same kind so that seeds will be produced
POLLINATE Defined for Kids
Definition of pollinate for Students
- Bees are pollinating the clover.
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