[ fim-buh l ]
/ ˈfɪm bəl /


the male or staminate plant of hemp, which is harvested before the female or pistillate plant.

Origin of fimble

1400–50; late Middle English femaille (hempe) female (hemp) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fimble

/ (ˈfɪmbəl) /


the male plant of the hemp, which matures before the female plant

Word Origin for fimble

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