Definition of Cross-pollinate

1. Verb. Fertilize by transfering pollen.




Definition of Cross-pollinate

1. Verb. To pollinate using cross-pollination ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-pollinate

cross-linking reagent
cross-matching
cross-modal
cross-multiplication
cross-multiplications
cross-multiplied
cross-multiplies
cross-multiply
cross-multiplying
cross-over
cross-party
cross-patch
cross-phrasing
cross-platform
cross-ply
cross-pollinate (current term)
cross-pollinating
cross-pollination
cross-process
cross-processing
cross-purpose
cross-purposes
cross-question
cross-questioner
cross-ratio
cross-reacting agglutinin
cross-reacting antibody
cross-reacting material
cross-reactive antibody
cross-reactivities

Literary usage of Cross-pollinate

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1. Essentials of Biology Presented in Problems: By George William Hunter by George William Hunter (1911)
"Bumblebees usually are the agents which cross-pollinate this flower. because they collect and carry pollen. Projecting from each side of the head of a ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"The varieties of this group seem to cross-pollinate readily. ... Imperial, French, and Sugar prunes seem to cross-pollinate satisfactorily. ..."

3. Studies in Science: For Seventh and Eighth Grades and Junior High Schools by Alice Jean Patterson (1919)
"Wheat does not cross pollinate naturally as corn does. This is because the flower is ... If breeders wish to cross pollinate wheat, they must do it by hand. ..."

4. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Thus bees are required to cross-pollinate Red Clover, and Sweet Clover and Alfalfa, although they do not require cross-pollination, require insects which ..."

5. The Science of Everyday Life: Projects for Junior High Schools by Edgar Flandreau Van Buskirk, Edith Lillian Smith (1919)
"Bees also cross-pollinate many other kinds of flowers. Insects visit flowers to obtain the sweet juice or nectar which the flowers hold. ..."

6. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1910)
"... the odors are more centralized, and, as in the heads of composites, the insects crawling over the head cross-pollinate rapidly a great many flowers. ..."

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