Meaning of windborne in English:

windborne

adjective

  • Transported by the wind.

    ‘clouds of windborne leaves or pollen’
    • ‘Below us in all directions stretched a howling desert of white, stubbled here and there with a few stunted larches leaning at crazy angles against the windborne snow.’
    • ‘But to caterpillars of all kinds - from luna moths to swallowtails to monarchs - every part of the plant contains poison, including its wind-borne pollen.’
    • ‘The wind-borne fungus attaches to the leaves of soybean plants and reproduces rapidly, preventing proper plant development and dramatically reduces crop yields if not treated.’
    • ‘This is rich ground, regularly fertilised by wind-borne shell sand and grazed by cattle, producing an abundance of wild flowers from spring until autumn.’
    • ‘Some is probably wind-borne, and much of it is carried downriver by seasonal flooding, but most if it is dumped, directly or indirectly, by the inhabitants of York.’
    • ‘Their pollens are very heavy and sticky and they are not windborne.’
    • ‘It's also possible that midwestern grazing lands are being repopulated each spring by windborne flies from the South.’
    • ‘Pre-Columbian pottery in the Bahamas is made of windborne deposits of African clay; orchids and other epiphytes growing in the rainforest canopy of the Amazon depend on African dust for a large share of their nutrients.’
    • ‘Windborne hairs released when the seed balls fall apart may cause mild nasal irritation to those with tree allergies.’
    • ‘Elevated sections of roads, including bridges, and sections lying in low ground or where the topography channels windborne cold air, are more prone to freezing and may need special attention.’

Pronunciation

windborne

/ˈwɪndbɔːn/