Origin of hemp
Examples from the Web for hemp
A total ban on hemp production was enacted in the late 1950s.
The fate of hemp production in America hangs in the balance.
Those trying to get high from hemp are likely to have about as much luck as those chugging O'Doul's.
“Make the most of the hemp seed and grow it everywhere,” George Washington instructed his new America.
If not for movies like Dazed and Confused, hemp would have all but disappeared from American discourse.
Hemp is widely grown in the north, and the milder climate of the south encourages gardening.
You, who encouraged the hemp manufacture, may leave the halter to rogues, and prevent the odium of felo de se.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
Hemp is produced from a native plant growing wild in the forests, and looks something like the banana plant.A Soldier in the Philippines|Needom N. Freeman
Burauen is situated in a rich hemp-growing region, and hemp is its only important product.
Signor John Bull, take care; we have iron and coal mines, we have oak and hemp, and tallow and tar.
British Dictionary definitions for hemp
Word Origin for hemp
Word Origin and History for hemp
Old English hænep "hemp, cannabis sativa," from Proto-Germanic *hanapiz (cf. Old Saxon hanap, Old Norse hampr, Old High German hanaf, German Hanf), probably a very early Germanic borrowing of the same Scythian word that became Greek kannabis (see cannabis). As the name of the fiber made from the plant, by c.1300. Slang sense of "marijuana" dates from 1940s; though scientific use for the narcotic derived from hemp dates to 1870.