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wind-pollinated

[wind-pol-uh-ney-tid] /ˈwɪndˌpɒl əˌneɪ tɪd/
adjective, Botany
1.
being pollinated by airborne pollen.
Origin of wind-pollinated
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
wind-pollination, noun
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Examples from the web for wind-pollinated
  • wind-pollinated in midwinter, they develop over the summer and produce seedlings in spring.
  • Pollen grains from such wind-pollinated plants as corn, for instance, are carried far and wide.
  • Most trees are wind-pollinated and many of them seem to be in a hurry.
  • The wind-pollinated flowers can cause hay fever in spring.
British Dictionary definitions for wind-pollinated

wind-pollinated

adjective
1.
(of certain plants) pollinated by wind-borne pollen
Derived Forms
wind-pollination, noun
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