from The Century Dictionary.

  • An erroneous form of polliniferous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Producing pollen; polliniferous.

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  • adjective botany Producing pollen; polliniferous.


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  • There is one expression which you botanists often use (though, I think, not you individually often), which puts me in a passion -- viz., calling polleniferous flowers

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • With respect to the word "sterile" as used for male or polleniferous flowers, it has always offended my ears dreadfully; on the same principle that it would to hear a potent stallion, ram or bull called sterile, because they did not bear, as well as beget, young.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1


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