Indian hemp

noun

Definition of Indian hemp

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

First Known Use of Indian hemp

1619, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indian hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20hemp. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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Indian hemp

noun

Medical Definition of Indian hemp

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

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