Sunn hemp
Hemp Hemp (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some other language at an early time. Cf. {Cannabine}, {Canvas}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Cannabis} ({Cannabis sativa}), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber. [1913 Webster]

2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp. [1913 Webster]

{African hemp}, {Bowstring hemp}. See under {African}, and {Bowstring}.

{Bastard hemp}, the Asiatic herb {Datisca cannabina}.

{Canada hemp}, a species of dogbane ({Apocynum cannabinum}), the fiber of which was used by the Indians.

{Hemp agrimony}, a coarse, composite herb of Europe ({Eupatorium cannabinum}), much like the American boneset.

{Hemp nettle}, a plant of the genus {Galeopsis} ({Galeopsis Tetrahit}), belonging to the Mint family.

{Indian hemp}. See under {Indian}, a.

{Manila hemp}, the fiber of {Musa textilis}.

{Sisal hemp}, the fiber of {Agave sisalana}, of Mexico and Yucatan.

{Sunn hemp}, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant ({Crotalaria juncea}).

{Water hemp}, an annual American weed ({Acnida cannabina}), related to the amaranth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sunn hemp — Sunn Sunn, n. [Hind. san, fr. Skr. [,c]ana.] (Bot.) An East Indian leguminous plant ({Crotalaria juncea}) and its fiber, which is also called {sunn hemp}. [Written also {sun}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunn Hemp — Taxobox name = Sunn hemp regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Crotalarieae genus = Crotalaria species = C. juncea binomial = Crotalaria juncea binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • sunn-hemp — vikšrinis barškūnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Crotalaria juncea), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Crotalaria juncea angl. Indian hemp; Madras hemp; sann… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sunn hemp — noun Date: 1849 sunn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sunn hemp — noun see sunn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hemp — (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka nnabis, ka nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemp agrimony — Hemp Hemp (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka nnabis, ka nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemp nettle — Hemp Hemp (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka nnabis, ka nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunn — Sunn, n. [Hind. san, fr. Skr. [,c]ana.] (Bot.) An East Indian leguminous plant ({Crotalaria juncea}) and its fiber, which is also called {sunn hemp}. [Written also {sun}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sunn — [sun] n. alt. sp. of SUN2: also sunn hemp …   English World dictionary

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