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Definition of "hemp" []

  • Cannabis. (noun)
  • The tough, coarse fiber of the cannabis plant, used to make cordage. (noun)
  • Any of various plants similar to cannabis, especially one yielding a similar fiber. (noun)
  • The fiber of such a plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hemp" in a sentence
  • "The Adidas Grun still retains an earth-toned palette, and the Chuck Taylor Classic Converse in hemp is blatantly organic in its eco-dork style."
  • "As a junior senator, he might be afraid that the word "hemp" makes people think of a guy playing hacky sack in a court jester hat."
  • "Ask any sane person why hemp is illegal and you will get a blank stare."