Indian hemp

noun

1
: a North American dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) with milky juice, tough fibrous bark, and an emetic and cathartic root
2

Word History

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Indian hemp was in 1619

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“Indian hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20hemp. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

Indian hemp

noun

1
: a North American dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) with milky juice, tough fibrous bark, and an emetic and cathartic root
2
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