The agent that pollinates a plant; often an insect(noun)
The plant that is the source of pollen for cross-pollination(noun)
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Use "pollinator" in a sentence
"The terms "pollinator" and "pollenizer" are often confused: a pollinator is the agent that moves the pollen, whether it be bees, flies, bats, moths, or birds; a pollenizer is the plant that serves as the pollen source for other plants."
"A pollinator is the biotic agent (vector) that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization or '' syngamy '' of the female gamete in the ovule of the flower by the male gamete from the pollen grain."
"I don't know, though, that if the pollinator is a different variety, whether the red delicious fruit on my tree will be "true.""