fimble

[fim-buh l]
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noun

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

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  8. fimbriate,
  9. fimbriation,
  10. fimbrillate

Origin of fimble

1400–50; late Middle English femaille (hempe) female (hemp)

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British Dictionary definitions for fimble

fimble

noun

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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