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

 

cross-pollinate

 verb
verb
 
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
cross-pollination
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cross-pollinate