Fimble hemp
Fimble \Fim"ble\, n., or Fimble hemp \Fim"ble hemp`\ (f[i^]m"b'l h[e^]mp`). [Corrupted from female hemp.] Light summer hemp, that bears no seed. [1913 Webster]

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  • fimble hemp — noun see fimble …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fimble — Fim ble, n., or Fimble hemp Fim ble hemp (f[i^]m b l h[e^]mp ). [Corrupted from female hemp.] Light summer hemp, that bears no seed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fimble — ˈfimbəl noun or fimble hemp ( s) Etymology: Middle Dutch femeel, fimele, from Old French (chanvre) femelle, from chanvre hemp + femelle female more at female : a male hemp plant; also …   Useful english dictionary

  • fimble —  the female hemp, soonest ripe and fittest for spinning, but is not worth half so much as the carle with its seed. Ess. and Suss. The fimble to spin, and the carle for his seed. Tusser …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • fimble — /fim beuhl/, n. the male or staminate plant of hemp, which is harvested before the female or pistillate plant. [1400 50; late ME femaille (hempe) FEMALE (hemp)] * * * …   Universalium

  • fimble — /ˈfɪmbəl/ (say fimbuhl) noun the male or staminate plant of hemp, which is harvested before the female or pistillate plant. {Low German fimel, from French (chanvre) femelle, literally, female (hemp) …   Australian English dictionary

  • fimble — noun /ˈfɪmbəl/ the male hemp plant …   Wiktionary

  • carl-hemp — carlˈ hemp noun The female plant of hemp (literally, male hemp, as stronger than fimble, the true male) • • • Main Entry: ↑carl * * * carl hemp «KAHRL HEHMP», noun. the female or pistillate plant of hemp, which is harvested after the male or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fimmel (1), der — 1. Der Fimmel, des s, plur. inus. im gemeinen Leben, die weibliche Pflanze des Hanfes, welche kleinere und zärtere Stängel, einen zärtern Bast und gelbliche Blumen hat, aber keinen Samen träget; der Femel, Fimel, Fimmel, Holländ. Fimel, Engl.… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Fimmel — 1 Sm leidenschaftlich betriebene Beschäftigung erw. stil. (20. Jh.) Stammwort. Herkunft unbekannt. ✎ Röhrich 1 (1991), 443. deutsch d. Fimmel 2 (Fimmelhanf) Sm der kürzere männliche Hanf, der nach der Besamung vor dem weiblichen verholzt per.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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