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fimble

[fim-buh l]
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noun
  1. the male or staminate plant of hemp, which is harvested before the female or pistillate plant.
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Origin of fimble

1400–50; late Middle English femaille (hempe) female (hemp)
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  • Fimble, fim′bl, n. the male plant of hemp, yielding a weaker and shorter fibre than the Carl hemp or female plant.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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fimble

noun
  1. the male plant of the hemp, which matures before the female plant
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Word Origin

C15: from Middle Dutch femeel, from Old French chanvre femelle female hemp, from chanvre hemp + femelle female
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