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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.
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|Noun||1.||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