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hemp

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hemp

noun \ˈhemp\

: a plant that is used to make thick ropes and some drugs (such as hashish and marijuana)

Full Definition of HEMP

1
a :  a tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that has a tough bast fiber used especially for cordage and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica)
b :  the fiber of hemp
c :  a psychoactive drug (as marijuana or hashish) from hemp
2
:  a fiber (as jute) from a plant other than the true hemp; also :  a plant yielding such fiber

Origin of HEMP

Middle English, from Old English hænep; akin to Old High German hanaf hemp, Greek kannabis
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HEMP

hemp

noun \ˈhemp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMP

1
:  a tall widely cultivated Asian herb of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa) with strong woody fiber used especially for cordage
2
:  the fiber of hemp
3
:  a psychoactive drug (as marijuana or hashish) from hemp

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