pollinator

noun
pol·​li·​na·​tor | \ ˈpä-lə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce pollinator (audio) \

Definition of pollinator

: one that pollinates: such as
a : an agent (such as an insect) that pollinates flowers

Examples of pollinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thirty-eight planters all made from upcycled items, filled with pollinator-friendly plants, are available to bid on. Hartford Courant, 14 July 2022 Sesame, a representative said, is drought resistant, needs less water than many other crops and is naturally pest resistant and pollinator friendly. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Theodore Payne will be selling pollinator-friendly native plants at the event, including narrow- leaf milkweed, as well as other merchandise. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 The Girl Scouts helped plant 1,500 native flower plugs and a large pollinator garden, made puddlers for butterflies and taught families how to plant and harvest. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 13 May 2022 Visit resources at the UCCE San Diego Pollinator Project, Xerces Society, and the California Native Plant Society - San Diego chapter for more pollinator identification and planting guides. Leah Taylor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2022 The Foundation for Geauga Parks broke ground June 15 for a demonstration pollinator garden and children’s nature play area in the Frohring Meadows park on Savage Rd. cleveland, 8 June 2022 Its chief pollinator is the eastern tiger swallowtail, one of the largest butterflies of the Northeast. BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2022 There are active programs to facilitate the planting of pollinator-friendly species around fields and those are promoted by the major seed/chemical companies. Steven Savage, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pollinator

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pollinator was in 1883

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Last Updated

21 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Pollinator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollinator. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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