pollinate

(redirected from pollinated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to pollinated: Cross pollination
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for pollinate

fertilize by transfering pollen

References in periodicals archive ?
As the trees are only pollinated by the fig wasp Ceratosolen arabicus, the scientists were able to map the distances travelled by the insects.
Jim Cane says, "Just about every crop is visited and effectively pollinated by a native bee"--even crops that aren't themselves native.
For the second kind of sunflower included in the experiment, however, those pollinated by the sunflower leafcutting bee produced seeds that were about 30 percent larger, on average, than seeds on plants pollinated by honey bees.
Some of these tomatoes are open pollinated and some hybrid.
They studied red columbines pollinated by hummingbirds, and white or yellow columbines pollinated by hawkmoths.
Plants with bright, showy flowers are pollinated by insects rather than wind.
For the first time ever, dwindling bee populations in 1994 forced many California almond farmers to import honeybees from other states to make sure that year's crop would be pollinated.
Tulip trees are pollinated by insects that must travel between two trees to make a healthy cross.
One third of all the food we eat comes from pollinated plants and flowers; nuts, soya beans, onions, carrots, broccoli, sunflowers, apples, oranges, avocados, peaches, meat (cattle feed) and many more.
An open pollinated line of anything (corn, tomatoes, etc.
THE declining bee population could have a detrimental impact on the production of around a third of the food we eat, including most fruit and vegetables, which are pollinated by bees.
In its native South America, tree tobacco is pollinated by hummingbirds, which have evolved the highest metabolism of any animal in order to generate enough energy to hover over flowers for long enough to drink their nectar.