Meaning of HEMP in English


noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hænep; akin to Old High German hanaf ~, Greek kannabis Date: before 12th century 1. a tall widely cultivated Asian herb ( Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the ~ family) that has a tough bast fiber used especially for cordage and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species ( C. sativa ) and a low-growing densely branched species ( C. indica ), the fiber of ~, a psychoactive drug (as marijuana or hashish) from ~, a fiber (as jute) from a plant other than the true ~

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.