cross-pollinate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cross-pollinate fertilize by transfering pollen
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Usage

In literature:

To make sure of cross pollination nature has in some cases placed the stamens and pistils in different flowers on the same plant.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
I recommend to anyone who is attempting to cross-pollinate for the first time, that he limit his work to crosses made within species.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
By careful selection and cross pollination many and better varieties will be produced.
"Walnut Growing in Oregon" by Various
As a rule cross-pollination makes seed that will produce a better plant than simple pollination would.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Some are experimenting with cross pollination.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
What devices are there among the Orchids to bring about cross-pollination?
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Many sorts fruit perfectly without cross-pollination.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
This favours cross-pollination as compared with self-pollination.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
It is possible, also, that some of the varieties need cross-pollination.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Inasmuch as bees visit other flowers in the same cluster, cross-pollination would also be likely.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

"There is a real cross-pollination happening here," says Sara Katzoff, a founder of the Berkshire Fringe.
When reality shows cross-pollinate .
For the Human Spark crew, one of the coolest things about traveling all around to talk to scientists is the chance we get to cross-pollinate ideas between researchers in widely disparate fields.
Tactics include cross-pollinating brands and rich engagement opportunities.
The World Science Festival this past week was another triumph of cultural cross-pollination, but I'm afraid there was one missed opportunity to bring art and science together.
Irrigation Aid, Cross Pollinating Chile Peppers and Garlic Sprays for Mildew .
The sound of the group Lotus, which cross-pollinates electronic dance music with live rock instrumentation, is maddeningly difficult to sum up in simple genre terms.
In its petition for review, Monsanto argued that USDA's proposed measures would have reduced the likelihood of cross-pollination to a fraction of 1 percent.
It may be a far cry from the stuff of traditional roots music, but it's also a great example of how musical cross- pollination works.
You need to cross- pollinate your network to reap the benefits of all they have to offer, so you can be a valuable node for your colleagues and trusted friends.
The Cross- Pollination of American and European Architecture Shown Through the Work of Richard Neutra.
Tomatoes are one of the plants that can self- pollinate from the same flower, but most farmers agree that cross- pollination yields healthier seedlings and bigger fruit.
Avoiding Cross Pollination , Building Shelves, Roof Cleaning and More Country Lore.
Talk about a who's who at the Centrallia world and local business cross-pollination conference.
When one hears the words "classical" and "jazz" together in one breath, trepidation is natural despite a long history of genre cross-pollination among the two compatible suitors.
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In science:

It is our hope that this will facilitate cross-pollination of ideas such as the use of semirings and transducers in deļ¬ning graph kernels.
Graph Kernels
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