cross-pollinate cross-pollinate

Definition(s):

  • (v) fertilize by transfering pollen

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Or that man-made seeds might cross-pollinate with other plant species, with unknown and potentially devastating results.
  2. Since hemp and marijuana are members of the same species, they will cross-pollinate, degrading the quality of any pot hidden in a hemp field.
  3. But as they say down there when a big problem comes up late Friday afternoon: 'Let's kick this around over the weekend, and Monday morning we'll get together and cross-pollinate.

News

  • Antibalas and The Funk Ark Swap Sit-Ins Over 2 Night Run

    Antibalas just wrapped a mid-week Mid-Atlantic run with The Funk Ark serving as openers. The bands already cross-pollinate—Funk Ark bandleader Will Rast also serves as touring keyboardist for Antibalas—but these shows were the first time the two bands have formally shared a bill.
    on October 4, 2013     Source: Jambands.com

Quotes

  1. "It makes great sense for us to cross-pollinate the TV sales business with our content and production arm," Ancier said.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Garth Ancier Source: Variety

  2. When it comes to designing fantastical clothes for his own label that are rich in historical detailing for both men and women, "I think the two can cross-pollinate and inspire each other," said John Galliano, the creative director of Dior.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: John Galliano Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We cross-pollinate people," Mr. Bruckheimer said.
    on Mar 26, 2010 By: Jerry Bruckheimer Source: New York Times

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