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Definition of cross-pollinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



cross-pollinate something (biology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cross-pollinate
he / she / it cross-pollinates
past simple cross-pollinated
-ing form cross-pollinating
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to move pollen from a flower or plant onto another flower or plant so that it produces seeds
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cross-pollinate