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 Minnesota homeowners have taken $58,000 from a new state program and used it to plant nearly eight football fields worth of pollinator gardens, meadows and flowering trees. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, "Minnesota homeowners planted acres of bee, pollinator habitat through new state program," 19 Apr. 2021 Buy pollinator-friendly plants grown by Cincinnati Zoo's horticulture team. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Wildflower walk, cleanups, tree plantings and more: Earth Day events in Cincinnati," 16 Apr. 2021 Clay also recommends it for pollinator gardens, because the ample blooms provide a nectar source for bees and other insects. Mackenzie Nichols, Better Homes & Gardens, "Sunbelievable Sunflower Produces a Nonstop Show of Cheery Blooms All Season," 23 Mar. 2021 Summer Sprout program to build a community garden and make a pollinator garden and learning area at William Rainey Harper School on April 28 at 10 a.m, according to a release. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "NFL Draft to host plethora of community events in Cleveland: See the list," 21 Apr. 2021 The pollinator garden is 5 feet by 12 feet and now contains monarda (bee balm), crocosmia, delphinium, foxglove, lupine, phlox, columbine, stiff goldenrod, liatris, Black-eyed Susan, and butterfly weed. Judy Hake, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "The Late Bloomer: Building a garden to help our disappearing pollinators," 17 Apr. 2021 There, a mile-long walking trail goes quickly from field and forest, past a rose pollinator garden, to the saltwater marshland that leads out to Narragansett Bay. BostonGlobe.com, "Welcoming spring at Bristol’s Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium," 16 Apr. 2021 In addition to the prairies, the learning space area also has a pollinator garden and donation garden that grows vegetables for the Northfield Township Food Pantry, Glenbrook South science instructional supervisor Jeff Rylander said. Kaitlin Edquist, chicagotribune.com, "Outdoor classroom at Glenbrook South opens, part of larger program to turn nearby basins into prairies," 16 Apr. 2021 But pollinator habitat is disappearing — and backyards could play a role in bringing them back. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "Scrub Hub: What are more environmentally friendly alternatives to a lawn of grass?," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pollinator

1883, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2021

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“Pollinator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollinator. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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