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v. pol·li·nat·ed, pol·li·nat·ing, pol·li·nates
1. To transfer pollen from an anther of an angiosperm to (a stigma, flower, or plant).
2. To transfer pollen from a microsporangium of a gymnosperm to (an ovule, cone, or plant).

[New Latin pollen, pollin-, pollen (from Latin, fine flour) + -ate.]

pol′li·na′tion n.
pol′li·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pollinator - an insect that carries pollen from one flower to anotherpollinator - an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another
insect - small air-breathing arthropod


[ˈpɒlɪneɪtəʳ] N (Zool) → polinizador(a) m/f


n (Zool) → Bestäuber m
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Rawalpindi -- National pollinator day was observed in Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal with objective to disseminate awareness among masses about the importance and protection of crop pollinating insects.
Other North American pollinator species appear to be experiencing similar or even more severe declines than honeybees.
Scientists working in Switzerland report a big drop in pollinator visits as well as reduced fruit production in patches of cabbage thistle (Cirsium oleraceum) under artificial lighting at night, in a study published on August 2 in Nature.
A study was conducted in twenty different managed and unmanaged apple orchards of Murree for determining relationship of different pollinator groups with crop yield.
The scheme is the first such national pollinator accreditation scheme of its kind anywhere and is already attracting plenty of interest with many towns, schools and universities already working towards their new status.
com/en/News/NewsReleases/Library/2017/March/bees-cheerios3-9) according to a release , "Honey Nut Cheerios announced that by the end of 2020, farms that grow oats for Cheerios will house approximately 3,300 total acres of dedicated pollinator habitat on 60,000 acres of land.
The co-op's pollinator program, now in its second year, is open to 4-H clubs in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
The funds will be instrumental in supporting the foundation's award-winning work to protect pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, by reducing the use of harmful pesticides and inspiring citizens across Canada to create pollinator-friendly habitat in their neighbourhoods.
During a flower visit, a pollinator may accidentally brush against the flower's reproductive parts, unknowingly depositing pollen from a different flower.
New York's pollinator population, which includes various species of butterflies and bees, as well as insects and birds, has been declining for the past 20 years.
A preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators, has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.
The Heritage Council is joining forces with Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture to deliver the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020.