Examples of pollinate in a Sentence
The plants are pollinated by bees.
Recent Examples of pollinate from the Web
But, when temperatures are hot the pollen is less viable and not able to pollinate the flowers.
However, this year the various types of trees started to pollinate at the same time.
Researchers work on tomato plants at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, N.Y. Photos: Richard Beaven for The Wall Street Journal(3) A researcher at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory pollinates flowering tomato plants.
Pollution is also remains a major threat, with neonicotinoid pesticides used in place of DDT now suspected of wiping out bees and butterflies that help pollinate crops.
Newer varieties, such as Bonita and Climax, have delectable flavor and cross-pollinate each other well.
Take vanilla: The flowers must be pollinated by hand.
The flower's blood red color mimics a piece of meat, further tricking the insects into pollinating the plant.
Tomatoes and peppers are 85 percent self-pollinated, and crossing seldom occurs on the first fruit set of the plant.
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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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