hemp

Primary Meanings of hemp

1.
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
2.
n
a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
Full Definitions of hemp
1

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

Synonyms:
cannabis
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

n a plant fiber

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
2

n a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Synonyms:
halter, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie
Type of:
rope
a strong line

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