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      n   a measure of the pollen present in the air over a 24-hour period, often published to enable sufferers from hay fever to predict the severity of their attacks  
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pollen  
      n   a fine powdery substance produced by the anthers of seed-bearing plants, consisting of numerous fine grains containing the male gametes  
     (C16: from Latin: powder; compare Greek pale pollen)  
  pollinic      adj  


food pollen  
      n   infertile pollen produced by some plants that attracts insects and thus aids pollination  
Pollen  
      n   Daniel. 1813--96, New Zealand statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister of New Zealand (1876)  
pollen analysis  
      n      another name for       palynology  
pollen basket  
      n   the part of the hind leg of a bee that is specialized for carrying pollen, typically consisting of a trough bordered by long hairs,   (Technical name)    corbicula  
pollen count  
      n   a measure of the pollen present in the air over a 24-hour period, often published to enable sufferers from hay fever to predict the severity of their attacks  
pollen tube  
      n   a hollow tubular outgrowth that develops from a pollen grain after pollination, grows down the style to the ovule, and conveys male gametes to the egg cell  

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exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
v.
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
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