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hemp

[ hemp ]

noun

  1. Also called Indian hemp, marijuana. a tall, coarse plant, Cannabis sativa, that is native to Asia but naturalized or cultivated in many parts of the world and is the source of a valuable fiber as well as drugs such as marijuana and hashish. Compare cannabis.
  2. the tough fiber of this plant, used for making rope, coarse fabric, etc.
  3. any of various plants resembling hemp.
  4. any of various fibers similar to hemp.
  5. a narcotic drug, as marijuana or hashish, prepared from the hemp plant.


hemp

/ hɛmp /

noun

  1. Also calledcannabismarijuana an annual strong-smelling Asian plant, Cannabis sativa , having tough fibres, deeply lobed leaves, and small greenish flowers: family Cannabidaeceae See also Indian hemp
  2. the fibre of this plant, used to make canvas, rope, etc
  3. any of several narcotic drugs obtained from some varieties of this plant, esp from Indian hemp See bhang cannabis hashish marijuana


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Derived Forms

  • ˈhempen, adjective
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Other Words From

  • hemplike adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hemp1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English henep, hænep; cognate with Old High German hanaf, German Hanf, Greek kánnabis; further origin uncertain, perhaps from Scythian (Herodotus describes in book 4 the Scythian hemp-smoking ceremony) or Thracian; compare also Sumerian kunibu “hemp”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hemp1

Old English hænep; related to Old Norse hampr, Old High German hanaf, Greek kannabis, Dutch hennep
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Example Sentences

You might also consider a rice protein or hemp protein-based powder.

The carbon-oxygen-hydrogen compound can be found in high concentrations in Cannabis sativa and less-potent hemp plants.

A blend of cotton, hemp, and spandex makes this coat the most versatile layer I own.

During this time, I reconnected with some high school buddies of mine—the Stanley brothers—who had started a hemp company called Charlotte’s Web.

From Fortune

Legal cannabis and hemp business owners say that Border Patrol checkpoints between Imperial and San Diego counties are costing them millions.

A total ban on hemp production was enacted in the late 1950s.

We may see hemp again become a major American agricultural product.

“It is an outrage that DEA is using finite taxpayer dollars to impound legal industrial hemp seeds,” he said.

The fate of hemp production in America hangs in the balance.

Hemp, too close to reefer madness for comfort, was one of them.

Up on the side of the mountain, not far from here, is a large hemp plantation; I will seek work there.

The plant from which is made what is called Manila hemp belongs to the same family as the banana and the plantain.

Alila had never before seen hemp gathered, and he had much to learn.

His father has told him that nothing else in his island home is shipped in such quantities as Manila hemp.

As soon as he got back from the hunt, he went off to look over the farm to see if the hemp was growing well.

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