sinsemilla

noun

sin·​se·​mil·​la ˌsin-sə-ˈmē-lə How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio) -ˈmi- How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio) -ˈmē-yə How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio)
-ˈmēl-
: highly potent marijuana from female plants that are specially tended and kept seedless by preventing pollination in order to induce a high resin content
also : a female hemp plant grown to produce sinsemilla

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Run the Jewels hit the main stage late in the day with a sinsemilla-scented party set, as MCs Killer Mike and El-P blended progressive messages and friendly rapport with a dose of ironic hip-hop humor. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 30 July 2017

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Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from sin without + semilla seed

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sinsemilla was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Sinsemilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinsemilla. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

sinsemilla

noun

sin·​se·​mil·​la ˌsin-sə-ˈmē-yə How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio) -ˈmēl- How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio) -ˈmil-; -ˈmēl-ə How to pronounce sinsemilla (audio)
-ˈmil-
: highly potent marijuana from female plants that are specially tended and kept seedless by preventing pollination in order to induce a high resin content
also : a female hemp plant grown to produce sinsemilla
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