anemophilous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anemophilous of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anemophilous Wind-loving: said of flowers which are dependent upon the wind for conveying the pollen to the stigma in fertilization. Anemophilous flowers, as a rule, are small, uncolored, and inconspicuous, and do not secrete honey, but produce a great abundance of pollen. The flowers of the grasses, sedges, pine-trees, etc., are examples.
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Usage

In literature:

I have lately had occasion to look over again your discussion on anemophilous plants, and I have again felt much admiration at your work.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
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