Definitions

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  • n. the male hemp plant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light summer hemp, that bears no seed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fumble; do anything imperfectly or irresolutely.
  • To touch something lightly.
  • n. The male plants of hemp, which, being soonest ripe, are picked out by hand from among the female, which are left to ripen their seed.

Etymologies

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From Dutch femel, from Low German fimel, from French (chanvre) femelle ‘female (hemp)’.

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  • to touch lightly

    March 8, 2010