self-pollination

noun

self-pol·​li·​na·​tion ˌself-ˌpä-lə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-pollination (audio)
: the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or sometimes to that of a genetically identical flower (as of the same plant or clone)

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-pollination was in 1872

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“Self-pollination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-pollination. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

self-pollination

noun
self-pol·​li·​na·​tion
ˌself-ˌpäl-ə-ˈnā-shən
: pollination of a flower by its own pollen or sometimes by pollen from another flower on the same plant
self-pollinate
ˈself-ˈpäl-ə-ˌnāt
verb

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