pollinate

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verb pol·li·nate \ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

Definition of pollinate

pollinated

pollinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to carry out the pollination of

  3. 2 :  to mark or smudge with pollen

Examples of pollinate in a sentence

  1. The plants are pollinated by bees.

1875

First Known Use of pollinate

1875


POLLINATE Defined for English Language Learners

pollinate

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verb pol·li·nate \ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

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

pollinate

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verb pol·li·nate \ˈpä-lə-ˌnāt\

Definition of pollinate for Students

pollinated

pollinating

  1. :  to transfer or carry pollen from a stamen to a pistil of a flower or from a male cone to a female cone <Bees are pollinating the clover.>


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