open-pollinated

[ oh-puh n-pol-uh-ney-tid ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈpɒl əˌneɪ tɪd /

adjective Botany.

(of a flower) pollinated without human agency.

Nearby words

  1. open-market operations,
  2. open-minded,
  3. open-mouthed,
  4. open-pit,
  5. open-plan,
  6. open-reel,
  7. open-reel tape,
  8. open-shelf,
  9. open-sided,
  10. open-source

Origin of open-pollinated

First recorded in 1920–25

Related formsopen pollination, noun

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