pollinate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pollinate fertilize by transfering pollen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are self-pollinating.
    • a Pollinate (Zoöl) Pollinose.
    • v. t Pollinate (Bot) To apply pollen to (a stigma).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Plants that need to attract moths for pollination are generally white or pale yellow, to be better seen when the light is dim. Plants that depend on butterflies, such as the poppy or the hibiscus, have more colorful flowers.
    • pollinate In botany, to convey pollen to the stigma of; pollenize. See pollination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The more that is learned about the ecological benefits of bats, the more home gardeners are going out of their way to entice these amazing winged mammals into their neighborhoods. Bats are voracious insect eaters, devouring as many as 600 bugs per hour for 4 to 6 hours a night. They can eat from one-half to three-quarters their weight per evening. Bats are also important plant pollinators, particularly in the southwestern U.S.
    • v.t Pollinate to convey pollen to the stigma of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., fine flour.

Usage

In literature:

I have found this a real danger, this danger of wind-pollination at a distance, much to my surprise.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Pollination in most grasses is brought about by wind, though in a few cases self-pollination occurs.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The flowers have no stamens, and apparently they are pollinated from any other apples in the vicinity.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Yet his false and vulgar fun has spoiled many of these volumes pollinated from India.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
A failure to set fruit in the greenhouse is often due to lack of pollination, which must be remedied by hand pollination.
"Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato" by William Warner Tracy
This is necessary to prevent self-pollination.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The gladiolus, owing to the large size of the blooms and its open character, is one of the easiest plants to pollinate artificially.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
Pollination is often promoted by a different variety being close at hand.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Pollination is no doubt an important factor in productiveness, size, quality, and form.
"The Apple" by Various
Use colonies of bees to pollinate fruit blossoms and to produce honey.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
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In news:

The second video, "Keeping OP Corn Using Hand Pollination ," explains how to maintain an open-pollinated variety of corn using chain sibbing with hand pollinations.
Pollination season is what the Halseys, John, his wife, Evelyn, and daughters Jennifer and Amy, - are going through now, and have been since even before the blissful warm weather took hold.
The problem is with pollination .
You'll know the pollination process worked when the fruit begins to grow.
"These native pollinators are always around and they're in the background and they can provide very important economic benefits from pollination ," said Frank Drummond.
Don't blame the corn variety if this summer's high heat resulted in poor pollination .
If the silk isn't pollinated , then the corresponding kernel does not develop…pretty darn cool, really.
Recent rains in some parts of Ohio might not be enough to thwart the damage from high temperatures and drought conditions during corn pollination , an Ohio State University Extension specialist says.
This can impact silk fertilization, particularly in open- pollinated situations.
How Extended High Heat Disrupts Corn Pollination .
Drought puts pollination in jeopardy.
"Thrips might indeed turn out to be one of the first pollinator groups in geological history, long before evolution turned some of them into flower pollinators ," Soriano said.
It's easy to forget the power of a pollinator .
I'm told by a radio industry source that Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin will not be on their regular afternoon show Tuesday or Wednesday.
Robert Pollin explains why the standard arguments against deficit spending don't tell the whole truth.
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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 defining graph kernels.
Graph Kernels
Bastolla et al. (Bastolla et al., 2009) have recently shown how symbiotic interactions can reduce the effective competition between two species, say of insect, via common symbiotic hosts – such as plants they pollinate.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Bastolla et al. (Bastolla et al., 2009) have shown that the effective competition between two species (say two species of insect) can be reduced if they have common neighbours with which they are in symbiosis (for instance, if they both pollinate the same plant).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
The ones considered in Ref. (Bastolla et al., 2009), for instance, are composed of animals and plants which interact in symbiotic relations of feeding-pollination; these interactions only take place between animals and plants.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Models for ecological character displacement and for coevolution of flowers and their pollinators usually involve models of quantitative genetics similar to the ones discussed in the context of sexual selection and sympatric speciation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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