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pollinate

[pol-uh-neyt] /ˈpɒl əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), pollinated, pollinating. Botany
1.
to convey pollen to the stigma of (a flower).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin pollin- (stem of pollen) pollen + -ate1
Related forms
pollinator, noun
interpollinate, verb, interpollinated, interpollinating.
overpollinate, verb (used with object), overpollinated, overpollinating.
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British Dictionary definitions for interpollinate

pollinate

/ˈpɒlɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)
Derived Forms
pollination, noun
pollinator, noun
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Word Origin and History for interpollinate

pollinate

v.

1873, back formation from pollination, or else from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen) + -ate (2). Related: Pollinated; pollinating.

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