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Meaning of HEMP

Pronunciation:  hemp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  2. [n]  any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  3. [n]  a plant fiber

HEMP is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cannabis, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie
 See Also: abaca, bowstring hemp, bush, Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, canvas, canvass, deccan hemp, dope, gage, gallous, gallows, gallowstree, ganja, genus Cannabis, gibbet, grass, Indian hemp, kenaf, Manila hemp, Manilla hemp, marihuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary-Jane, noose, plant fiber, plant fibre, pot, rope, rope, running noose, sens, sess, shrub, skunk, slip noose, smoke, weed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hemp\ (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin
to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp,
Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos;
cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from
some other language at an early time. Cf. {Cannabine},
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Cannabis} ({C. sativa}), the
   fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and
   cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants
   yielding fiber.

2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for
   spinning. The name has also been extended to various
   fibers resembling the true hemp.

{African hemp}, {Bowstring hemp}. See under {African}, and

{Bastard hemp}, the Asiatic herb {Datisca cannabina}.

{Canada hemp}, a species of dogbane ({Apocynum cannabinum}),
   the fiber of which was used by the Indians.

{Hemp agrimony}, a coarse, composite herb of Europe
   ({Eupatorium cannabinum}), much like the American boneset.

{Hemp nettle}, a plant of the genus {Galeopsis} ({G.
   Tetrahit}), belonging to the Mint family.

{Indian hemp}. See under {Indian}, a.

{Manila hemp}, the fiber of {Musa textilis}.

{Sisal hemp}, the fiber of {Agave sisalana}, of Mexico and

{Sunn hemp}, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant
   ({Crotalaria juncea}).

{Water hemp}, an annual American weed ({Acnida cannabina}),
   related to the amaranth.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Cannabis sativa, a plant native to Asia. The term "hemp" may refer to the tall, coarse plant itself or to the coarse, tough fiber from the plant, which can be used to make rope, fabric, etc. The word is also used to refer to any narcotic drug derived from this plant, such as marijuana and/or hashish. For more information, visit the Cyberbotanica hemp page.
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