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pollinate in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpollinatepol‧li‧nate /ˈpɒləneɪt $ ˈpɑː-/ verb [transitive]  HBto give a flower or plant pollen so that it can produce seeds flowers pollinated by beespollination /ˌpɒləˈneɪʃən $ ˌpɑː-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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pollinateFruit will not develop unless the female blooms are pollinated.Without the petals removed, it was impossible for insects to do any pollinating.So, perhaps another type of pollinating bee would work?The red maples probably are pollinated by both the wind and insects.To ensure adequate pollination select at least three varieties that pollinate each other.Hummingbirds eat nectar, which is produced by flowers to lure pollinating insects and birds.Furthermore, robbers compete with pollinating insects, so the plant has less chance of being pollinated.Bees help pollinate more than 100 crop plants in the United States.The famous Bramleys Seedling cooker will not pollinate others, thus two others from the same group are needed.