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pollinate

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Related topics: Biology, Plants
pollinatepol‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
pollinate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypollinate
he, she, itpollinates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypollinated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pollinated
he, she, ithas pollinated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pollinated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pollinate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pollinated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pollinating
he, she, itis pollinating
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you, we, theyare pollinating
Past
I, he, she, itwas pollinating
you, we, theywere pollinating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pollinating
he, she, ithas been pollinating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pollinating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pollinating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pollinating
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