verb (used with object), pol·li·nat·ed, pol·li·nat·ing. Botany.
- pollice verso,
- polling booth,
- polling place
Origin of pollinate
Examples from the Web for pollinate
Their nightly flights bring with them the powers to pollinate plants and control insect populations.
Besides honey production, honeybees are bred commercially for their ability to pollinate 90 crops, including many fruits and nuts.
Thus the flowers attempt to secure cross-pollination; but, failing this, pollinate themselves.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
There is many a pecan planting in Kentucky that was a failure because there wasn't anything to pollinate.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Pollinate tomatoes by hand to ensure early fruit on plants intended for outdoor culture.