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English noun: hemp

1. hemp (substance) a plant fiber

Broader (hypernym)plant fiber, plant fibre

Narrower (hyponym)abaca, bowstring hemp, deccan hemp, kenaf, Manila hemp, Manilla hemp

Substance meronymcanvas, canvass, rope

2. hemp (plant) 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


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, ganja, Indian hemp, marihuana, marijuana

Part holonymcannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

Member meronymgenus Cannabis

3. hemp (artifact) a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Synonymshalter, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie

Broader (hypernym)rope

Part holonymnoose, running noose, slip noose

Part meronymgallows

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