HyperDic: cross-pollination

English > 2 senses of the word cross-pollination:
NOUNeventcross-pollinationfertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
actcross-pollinationstimulating / stimulating influence among diverse elements
English > cross-pollination: 2 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningfertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another.
Broaderpollination, pollenationtransfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
Oppositeself-pollinationfertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower
Spanishpolinización cruzada
Catalanpol·linització creuada
Adjectivescross-pollinatingof or relating to or characteristic of cross-pollination
Verbscross-pollinatefertilize by transfering pollen
English > cross-pollination: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningstimulating / stimulating influence among diverse elements.
Example"the cross-pollination of the arts"
BroaderinfluenceCausing something without any direct or apparent effort

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