cross-pollinate cross-pollinate v. to fertilize by transfering pollen.

Syn: pollinate. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cross-pollinate — [krôs΄päl′ə nāt΄] vt., vi. cross pollinated, cross pollinating to subject or be subjected to cross pollination …   English World dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — ► VERB ▪ pollinate (a flower or plant) with pollen from another flower or plant …   English terms dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cross pollinate : present tense I/you/we/they cross pollinate he/she/it cross pollinates present participle cross pollinating past tense cross pollinated past participle cross pollinated biology… …   English dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — cross′ pol′linate v. t. pol•li•nat•ed, pol•li•nat•ing bot to subject to cross pollination • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-pollinate — verb To pollinate using cross pollination …   Wiktionary

  • cross-pollinate — verb pollinate (a flower or plant) with pollen from another flower or plant. Derivatives cross pollination noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — pollinate (a plant) from another. Derivatives: cross pollination n …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — /kraws pol euh nayt , kros /, v.t., cross pollinated, cross pollinating. to subject to cross pollination. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-pollinate — /krɒsˈ pɒləneɪt/ (say kros poluhnayt) verb (t) (cross pollinated, cross pollinating) → cross fertilise …   Australian English dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — transitive verb Date: circa 1900 to subject to cross pollination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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