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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
hemp
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After all, it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States, though sterilized hempseeds may be imported legally.
▪ Community members are looking at tribal sovereignty as a way to get around federal prohibitions on hemp.
▪ Growing alternative crops such as short rotation coppice as energy crops and fibre crops such as flax and hemp showed promise.
▪ He urged flax and hemp growing as a state policy, and more ploughing of pasture to make work.
▪ Modern nets are available both in nylon and in hemp - although hemp is going out of fashion.
▪ Originally the rope was made of withies, this material later being replaced by hemp.
▪ Textile finds across Eurasia from the earlier part of the Neolithic are almost uniformly of plant fibres, particularly flax and hemp.
▪ The walls were made of stripped palm fronds, closely woven and tied with hemp to the wooden uprights.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
hemp

marijuana \marijuana\ n.

  1. A strong-smelling Asian plant ( Cannabis sativa), also called hemp, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC). [Also spelled marihuana.]

    Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, Cannabis sativa.

  2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol.

    Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
hemp

Old English hænep "hemp, cannabis sativa," from Proto-Germanic *hanapiz (cognates: Old Saxon hanap, Old Norse hampr, Old High German hanaf, German Hanf), probably a very early Germanic borrowing of the same Scythian word that became Greek kannabis (see cannabis). As the name of the fiber made from the plant, by c.1300. Slang sense of "marijuana" dates from 1940s; though scientific use for the narcotic derived from hemp dates to 1870.

Wiktionary
hemp

n. 1 A tall annual herb, ''Cannabis sativa'', native to Asia. 2 Various products of this plant, including fibres and the drug cannabis.

WordNet
hemp
  1. n. 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, halter, hempen necktie]

Wikipedia
Hemp

Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English hænep), typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although recreational marijuana and industrial hemp are both members of the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique biochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit hemp that's bred with an especially low THC content.

Hemp (disambiguation)

Hemp may refer to:

  • Hemp, Cannabis as a source of industrial, food and other non-drug products
  • Cannabis, a genus of plants
    • Cannabis (drug), the use of several species of Cannabis (C. sativa, C. indica, C. ruderalis) as drugs, including marijuana and hashish
  • Hemp as a crop, cultivation of Cannabis plants:
    • Hemp#Cultivation, cultivation of the plants to produce industrial and foodstuff products
    • Cannabis (drug) cultivation, cultivation of the plants to produce drugs
  • Hemp (surname)
  • Hemp, Georgia, a community in the United States
  • HEMP Party, "Help End Marijuana Prohibition," an Australian political party
  • Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), also known as "Ambari hemp" and "Deccan hemp"
  • Roselle Fiber (Hibiscus sabdariffa), known as "Roselle hemp"
  • Jute (Corchorus genus), particularly:
    • Corchorus olitorius, the primary source of jute fibre
  • Crotalaria juncea, also known as "brown hemp", "Indian hemp", "Madras Hemp"
  • Manila hemp (Musa textilis)
  • Sisal (Agave sisalana), known also as "sisal hemp"
  • High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse, a high-altitude nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb
  • New Zealand hemp, the plant Phormium tenax
Hemp (surname)

Hemp is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • David Hemp (born 1970), Bermudian cricketer
  • Ducky Hemp (1862–1923), American baseball player
  • Meinhard Hemp (born 1942), German footballer
  • Tim Hemp (born 1974), Bermudian cricketer
  • Wilfrid James Hemp (1882–1962), British archaeologist and antiquarian

Usage examples of "hemp".

Please remove the hemp to a place sufficiently distant from the house, so that its bad smell may not annoy the spirits to be evoked by me, and let the air be purified by the discharge of gunpowder.

The worn-out ones had been carted to the foundling home in Brewhouse Lane where the children had been made to dismantle the matted remnants of tar and hemp.

The pants and shirt were made of coarse-spun indio cotton and maguey, the sandals were hemp.

When the hemp or marihuana plants are drying, they are hung upside down in a room lined with burlap.

The habitation of Powhatan was situated on a high hill by the water side, with a meadow at its foot where was grown wheat, beans, tobacco, peas, pompions, flax, and hemp.

The term Dock is botanically a noun of multitude, meaning originally a bundle of hemp, and corresponding to a similar word signifying a flock.

Effie noticed it as she unsheathed her knife and set flint to the hemp.

African Negroes, seeds added to hashish and leaves to hemp by Bengalese Indians.

The town carries on an extensive trade in grain, flax, hemp, wood, tar and leather.

Pests threatened the rice and hemp, vital crops both, and the Filipinized Bureau of Agriculture slept on.

But, judging by the insane flaccid-ity, the pottering idleness with which, in the winter of 1923-4, the Filipinized Agricultural Department and the entirely preoccupied Legislature confronted a deadly hemp pest, the life of the Philippine hemp industry depends on its unaided star--and may at any moment flicker out for all time.

Alain ran his hands over each fingerbreadth of the hull while Henri replaced the leather lining and hemp rope that secured the rudder to the boss.

Blackbeard dipped hemp cord in saltpeter and limewater and set them to burning under his hat in a fight.

Angelo with an iron chain and poisoning the springs in the Marsa plain with hemp and arsenic.

Now her finery, her paste jewels and her enormous super-imposition of black hair hung up in the green room and she wore a drab rag of coarse hemp for the final scene of her desperate decline, when, outrageous nymphomaniac, she practised extraordinary necrophilies on the bloated corpses the sea tossed contemptuously at her feet for her dry rapacity had become entirely mechanical and still she repeated her former actions though she herself was utterly other.