Indian 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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  • Indian hemp — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian hemp — n 1) a No. American dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) with milky juice, tough fibrous bark, and an emetic and cathartic root 2) HEMP (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Indian hemp — ☆ Indian hemp n. 1. a perennial American plant (Apocynum cannabium) of the dogbane family, with a medicinal root and a tough bark once used in rope making by the Indians 2. HEMP (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Indian hemp — (engl.), s. Apocynum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Indian hemp — 1. a North American dogbane, Apocynum cannabinum, having erect clusters of greenish white flowers and a root with laxative and emetic properties. 2. hemp (def. 1). [1610 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ genus Apocynum also called  Hemp Dogbane        (species… …   Universalium

  • Indian hemp — n cannabis; marihuana or hashish. Very little illegally imported cannabis origi nates in India, but the potent, smokable strain of the hemp plant has the botan ical name cannabis sativa indica. Indian hemp was a term employed by official and… …   Contemporary slang

  • Indian hemp — kanapinis stepukas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Apocynum cannabinum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Apocynum cannabinum angl. dogbane; hemp dogbane; Indian hemp; Indian hemp… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian-hemp — kanapinis stepukas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Apocynum cannabinum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Apocynum cannabinum angl. dogbane; hemp dogbane; Indian hemp; Indian hemp… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian-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)

  • Indian-hemp — kanapinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos pašarinis, pluoštinis augalas (Hibiscus cannabinus), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hibiscus cannabinus angl. bastard jute; bimli jute; Deccan hemp; Indian hemp; Java… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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