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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hemp  \Hemp\  (h[e^]mp),  n.  [OE.  hemp,  AS  henep,  h[ae]nep;  akin 
  to  D.  hennep,  OHG.  hanaf,  G.  hanf,  Icel.  hampr,  Dan.  hamp, 
  Sw  hampa,  L.  cannabis,  cannabum  Gr  ka`nnabis,  ka`nnabos; 
  cf  Russ.  konoplia  Skr.  [,c]a[.n]a;  all  prob.  borrowed  from 
  some  other  language  at  an  early  time.  Cf  {Cannabine}, 
  {Canvas}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Cannabis}  ({C.  sativa}),  the 
  fibrous  skin  or  bark  of  which  is  used  for  making  cloth  and 
  cordage.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  various  other  plants 
  yielding  fiber. 
 
  2.  The  fiber  of  the  skin  or  rind  of  the  plant,  prepared  for 
  spinning.  The  name  has  also  been  extended  to  various 
  fibers  resembling  the  true  hemp. 
 
  {African  hemp},  {Bowstring  hemp}.  See  under  {African},  and 
  {Bowstring}. 
 
  {Bastard  hemp},  the  Asiatic  herb  {Datisca  cannabina}. 
 
  {Canada  hemp},  a  species  of  dogbane  ({Apocynum  cannabinum}), 
  the  fiber  of  which  was  used  by  the  Indians. 
 
  {Hemp  agrimony},  a  coarse,  composite  herb  of  Europe 
  ({Eupatorium  cannabinum}),  much  like  the  American  boneset. 
 
 
  {Hemp  nettle},  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Galeopsis}  ({G. 
  Tetrahit}),  belonging  to  the  Mint  family. 
 
  {Indian  hemp}.  See  under  {Indian},  a. 
 
  {Manila  hemp},  the  fiber  of  {Musa  textilis}. 
 
  {Sisal  hemp},  the  fiber  of  {Agave  sisalana},  of  Mexico  and 
  Yucatan. 
 
  {Sunn  hemp},  a  fiber  obtained  from  a  leguminous  plant 
  ({Crotalaria  juncea}). 
 
  {Water  hemp},  an  annual  American  weed  ({Acnida  cannabina}), 
  related  to  the  amaranth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hemp 
  n  1:  a  plant  fiber 
  2:  any  plant  of  the  genus  Cannabis;  a  coarse  bushy  annual  with 
  palmate  leaves  and  clusters  of  small  green  flowers;  yields 
  tough  fibers  and  narcotic  drugs  [syn:  {cannabis}] 
  3:  a  rope  that  is  used  by  a  hangman  to  execute  persons  who  have 
  been  condemned  to  death  by  hanging  [syn:  {hangman's  rope}, 
  {hangman's  halter},  {hempen  necktie}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HEMP,  n.  A  plant  from  whose  fibrous  bark  is  made  an  article  of 
  neckwear  which  is  frequently  put  on  after  public  speaking  in  the  open 
  air  and  prevents  the  wearer  from  taking  cold. 
 
 




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