Etymology
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cross-pollination (n.)

"transfer of pollen from the male reproductive organ of one plant to the female reproductive organ of another plant," 1880, from cross- + pollination.

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Definitions of cross-pollination

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