African hemp

noun

Definition of African hemp

1 : african bowstring hemp
2 : a southern African shrub (Sparmannia africana) with white flowers

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First Known Use of African hemp

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“African hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20hemp. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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