hemp family

Also found in: Thesaurus.

hemp′ fam`ily

a family, Cannabaceae, of aromatic herbaceous plants with palmate leaves, loose clusters of male flowers, and spikes or dense cones of female flowers: includes hemp and hops.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemp family - two genera of erect or twining herbs that are pollinated by the wind, including the genera Cannabis and Humulus; term not used in all classifications; in some the genus Cannabis is placed in the family Moraceae and the genus Humulus in the family Urticaceae
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Urticales, Urticales - an order of dicotyledonous plants including Moraceae and Urticaceae and Ulmaceae
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
genus Humulus, Humulus - hops: hardy perennial vines of Europe, North America and central and eastern Asia producing a latex sap; in some classifications included in the family Urticaceae
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Hemp family help keep county cricket alive in Swansea, with David's father Clive an integral part of the Balconiers organisation whose fund-raising aids the continuation of first-class action in west Wales.
Commercially-grown hemp has been legal throughout the European Union since the mid-1990s because it has an almost negligible quantity of THC, the natural chemical that has psychoactive properties and is far more prevalent in marijuana, a more potent member of the hemp family.
1 producer of hops -- the bitter plant from the hemp family used to flavor beer.