Definition of hempseed in US English:

hempseed

noun

  • The seed of hemp, particularly as used for fishing bait.

    • ‘Out has gone hempseed and maggots or casters, to be replaced by pellets.’
    • ‘We'll wear hemp outfits and feast on hempseed snacks.’
    • ‘But that didn't stop an officer who works at Cannon Air Force Base from becoming concerned when he saw hempseed lotions for sale in town.’
    • ‘Fish it in conjunction with a blockend feeder filled with a mixture of micro-pellets and cooked hempseed for a day to remember.’
    • ‘Called shelled hempseed, the new product is simply hempseed with its outer shell removed so that the THC-containing adherents are removed and discarded with the shell.’
    • ‘I recommend that those prone to dry skin take 1 tablespoon of flaxseed or hempseed oil each day.’
    • ‘The ancient Greeks used to eat fried hempseed, and it has continued to be used as food until the present day in Poland and the Volga region of Russia, where oil pressed from the seeds was also used for cooking.’
    • ‘Vinaigrettes can be made with all sorts of different oils, from the obvious olive or sunflower to macadamia, avocado or hempseed.’
    • ‘In Summer we would trot with hempseed to catch good bags of roach and dace.’
    • ‘For people who are healthy and who just want a good balance of fats, oils from flaxseed, hempseed, pumpkin-seed, evening primrose and borage are fine.’

Pronunciation

hempseed

/ˈhempsēd/