• WordNet 3.6
    • n pollinator an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are self-pollinating.
    • n pollinator Same as pollenizer.
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In literature:

The flowers have no stamens, and apparently they are pollinated from any other apples in the vicinity.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
After pollination the pistillate flower closes and becomes the conelet, the staminate flowers withering and falling away.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
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
Unfavorable weather conditions at time of blooming may, however, interfere seriously with pollination.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
This is necessary to prevent self-pollination.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
In a few forms that have a very disagreeable odor, pollination is effected by night flying insects.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
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

In news:

Pollinator video worth a look.
Go forth and pollinate.
Most of the corn is going through tassel and pollination, which is well ahead of the five-year average, and the worst possible time to experience temperatures in the high 90s F (35 C or more).
While scientists ponder the reasons for the collapse of honeybees , fruit farmers face extra pressure to pollinate their crops.
Honeybees play a key role in pollinating important crops.
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination, Nature's Love-Making Mechanism.
University of Illinois research confirms female waterhemp plants can produce viable seed soon after pollination.
Yet, like most of us, I took for granted the miraculous romance between flowers and pollinators —a synergy that, in fact, keeps this planet alive.
A group of third-graders were truly busy bees on Thursday as they tried to create a handheld device to efficiently pollinate plants.
Next, the students were instructed to design specific devices that would pollinate four different types of flowers.
Jeff Lunden, owner of Corral Creek Pollinators and a small pluot orchard in Benton City, Washington, offers the following pollination tips.
One out of every three mouthfuls you eat is directly or indirectly dependent on pollinators , according to the USDA.
One of the many pollinators found in the Trustees of Reservations study, the female, Epeolus scutellaris bee, can be found in much of the continental United States.
Besides that, pollinators add color and life to the garden scene.
Here are a few articles on attracting pollinators to your garden.

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