Colorado River hemp

noun

: a tall-growing annual legume (Sesbania exaltata) of the southwestern U.S. that produces a strong tough bast fiber formerly used by American Indians for cordage and that is widely used as a green manure especially on heavy moist soils

called also sesbania

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“Colorado River hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colorado%20River%20hemp. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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