cross-pollination :

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  • n  fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
  • n  stimulating influence among diverse elements
    the cross-pollination of the arts

  • A vivid, character-driven story about an American innocent living in Mexico City, Jessica Abel's La Perdida taps into the zeitgeist of immigration and cultural cross-pollination .
  • CON: Art critics have sneered at Murakami's unapologetic cross-pollination of art and commerce.
  • Others are worried about possible cross-pollination that could render other plants sterile.

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