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Noun: hemp  hemp
  1. A plant fibre
     
  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
    - cannabis, dagga [S.Africa]
     
  3. A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    - hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hempen necktie

Derived forms: hemps

Type of: bush, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn], rope, shrub

Part of: canvas, canvass, gallous [archaic], gallows, gallows tree, gallows-tree, genus Cannabis, gibbet, rope

Encyclopedia: Hemp