Hemp meaning

hĕmp
Cannabis.
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Various products of this plant, including fibres and the drug cannabis.
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The tough, coarse fiber of the cannabis plant, used to make cordage, yarn, and fabric.
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Designating a family (Cannabaceae, order Urticales) of dicotyledonous plants, including hops.
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A tall annual herb, Cannabis sativa, native to Asia.
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Origin of hemp

  • Middle English from Old English hænep

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English hænep, from Proto-Germanic *hanapiz (compare Dutch hennep, German Hanf, Danish hamp), borrowed from Scytho-Sarmatian (compare Ossetian гӕн(ӕ) (gæn(æ)) ‘flax’, Khotanese kaṃhā ‘hemp’). See cannabis.

    From Wiktionary