Also known as: Crystals

What does “Trichome” mean?

In general botany terms, a trichome is a small, delicate, hairlike growth on a plant. On cannabis plants, trichomes contain the terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids that make each strain unique and effective. They are oftentimes sticky and give the leaves and buds a particularly “frosty” and crystalline look. Top-shelf flower is expected to have plenty of visible trichomes.

Example usage:

“I've always wanted to put weed under a microscope so I can get a better look at the trichomes.”


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