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hemp

 (hĕmp)
n.
1. Cannabis.
2. The tough, coarse fiber of the cannabis plant, used to make cordage, yarn, and fabric.
3.
a. Any of various plants similar to cannabis, especially one yielding a similar fiber.
b. The fiber of such a plant.

[Middle English, from Old English hænep.]

hemp

(hɛmp)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: cannabis or marijuana an annual strong-smelling Asian plant, Cannabis sativa, having tough fibres, deeply lobed leaves, and small greenish flowers: family Cannabidaeceae. See also Indian hemp
2. (Plants) the fibre of this plant, used to make canvas, rope, etc
3. (Pharmacology) any of several narcotic drugs obtained from some varieties of this plant, esp from Indian hemp. See bhang, cannabis, hashish, marijuana
[Old English hænep; related to Old Norse hampr, Old High German hanaf, Greek kannabis, Dutch hennep]
ˈhempen, ˈhempˌlike adj

hemp

(hɛmp)

n.
1. Also called Indian hemp , marijuana. a tall, coarse Asian plant, Cannabis sativa, of the family Cannabaceae, widely cultivated for its fiber and for its yield of intoxicating drugs.
2. the tough fiber of this plant, used for making rope, coarse fabric, etc.
3. any of various plants resembling hemp.
4. any of various fibers similar to hemp.
5. an intoxicating drug, as marijuana or hashish, prepared from the hemp plant.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English henep, hænep, c. Old Saxon hanap, Old High German hanaf, Old Norse hampr; akin to Greek kánnabis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemp - a plant fiberhemp - a plant fiber        
canvas, canvass - a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
rope - a strong line
deccan hemp, kenaf - fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
bowstring hemp - hemp obtained from the sansevieria
abaca, Manila hemp, Manilla hemp - a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
2.hemp - any plant of the genus Cannabishemp - 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
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
genus Cannabis - hemp: genus of coarse annuals native to central Asia and widely naturalized in north temperate regions; in some classifications included in the family Moraceae
Cannabis sativa, ganja, marihuana, marijuana - a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
Cannabis indica, Indian hemp - source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.hemp - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
rope - a strong line
Translations
قُنَّب
konopí
hamp
kender
hampur
kanapė
kaņepes
konope

hemp

[hemp] N
1. (= plant, fibre) → cáñamo m
2. (= drug) → hachís m

hemp

[ˈhɛmp] nchanvre m

hemp

n
(Bot) → Hanf m; hemp seedHanfsamen pl
(= drug)Hanf m
(= fibre)Hanf (→ faser f) m

hemp

[hɛmp] n (for rope) → canapa; (drug) → canapa indiana, hascisc m inv

hemp

(hemp) noun
(a plant from which is obtained) a coarse fibre used to make rope, bags, sails etc and the drug cannabis (hashish or marijuana).
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To back up that claim, Kerr reported that the level of THC in samples seized by the government rose "from an average of 0.5 percent in 1974 to 3.5 percent in 1985 and 1986." But cannabis with a THC potency of less than 1 percent, commonly known as "ditchweed," is not considered psychoactive, so either pot smokers in the '60s and '70s only thought they were getting high, or there was something wrong with the government's samples from that period.
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