- pollice verso,
- polling booth,
- polling place,
- polling station
Origin of pollination
Examples from the Web for pollination
Bats are crucial to the ecosystem, performing extremely valuable jobs like pollination and insect control.
More important, the absence of bees disrupted the pollination cycles of everything from fruit trees to wheat fields.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers|Malcolm Jones|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Many blame our increased use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, which honeybees ingest during the pollination process.
As the result of the pollination the ovary developes into a dry 1-seeded indehiscent fruit.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
A failure to set fruit in the greenhouse is often due to lack of pollination, which must be remedied by hand pollination.Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato|William Warner Tracy
In a few forms that have a very disagreeable odor, pollination is effected by night flying insects.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
Nature has several interesting ways of bringing about pollination.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
The defects of the Japanese walnut most frequently mentioned are lack of flavor and pollination deficiencies.Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
1872, from older French pollination, noun of action formed 1812 from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen). Replaced in Modern French by pollinisation .
The carrying of pollen grains (the male sex cells in plants) to the female sex cells for fertilization. Pollination can occur between plants when pollen is carried by the wind or by insects such as the honeybee (see cross-fertilization), or within the same plant, in which case it is called self-fertilization.