wind-pollinated
adjective Date: 1884 pollinated by wind-borne pollen

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  • wind-pollinated — [wind′päl′ə nāt΄id] adj. Bot. fertilized by pollen carried by the wind …   English World dictionary

  • wind-pollinated — wind pollination, n. /wind pol euh nay tid/, adj. Bot. being pollinated by airborne pollen. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind-pollinated — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: wind (I) + pollinated, past participle of pollinate : pollinated by wind borne pollen * * * wind pollination, n. /wind pol euh nay tid/, adj. Bot. being pollinated by airborne pollen. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-pollinated — /wɪnd ˈpɒləneɪtəd/ (say wind poluhnaytuhd) adjective pollinated by airborne pollen. –wind pollination /ˌwɪnd pɒləˈneɪʃən/ (say .wind poluh nayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • wind-pollinated — receives pollen that is carried in the wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wind — For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). Wind, from the …   Wikipedia

  • open-pollinated — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : pollinated by natural agencies (as wind or insects) without direct human control or intervention open pollinated and hybrid sweet corns * * * open pollination. /oh peuhn pol euh nay tid/, adj. Bot. (of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open pollinated —   Natural (or unintended) transfer of pollen from male to female cones of ex situ or garden plants by native (or introduced) pollinators (or wind?) resulting in fertilized seed without the cone having been hand pollinated; sometimes resulting in… …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • open-pollinated — adjective Date: 1925 pollinated by natural agencies (as wind or insects) without human intervention …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …   Universalium

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