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hemp

Definitions of hemp
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: cannabis
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    types:
    Cannabis sativa, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
    a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
    Cannabis indica, Indian hemp
    source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
  2. noun
    a plant fiber
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    types:
    deccan hemp, kenaf
    fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
    bowstring hemp
    hemp obtained from the sansevieria
    Manila hemp, Manilla hemp, abaca
    a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
    type of:
    plant fiber, plant fibre
    fiber derived from plants
  3. noun
    a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
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