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Synonyms for pollinate

fertilize by transfering pollen

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Remember you can't over pollinate a flower, so hand pollinate to your heart's content or until you get bored.
Typically, bees pollinate flowers by foraging for nectar.
Hummingbirds pollinate the long, slim tubular flowers that flare brilliant red around the top of the plant stem.
When an insect pollinates a flower, or when a flower is cut from plants, the flower begins producing the plant hormone ethylene.
No one knows for sure what kind of animal pollinates the flowers of the knobthorn acacia (uh-KAY-shuh) tree.
He found that a particular species of tiny fly breeds in and pollinates these swamp plants and seems to transmit the rust fungus that attacks them.