Hemp nettle

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 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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  • Hemp nettle — Nettle Net tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz[ i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[ a]lde, Sw. n[ a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemp-nettle — hempˈ nettle noun A coarse bristly labiate weed (genus Galeopsis) • • • Main Entry: ↑hemp hemp nettle see under ↑hemp • • • Main Entry: ↑nettle …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemp nettle — n. any of a genus (Galeopsis) of European plants of the mint family; esp., a common prickly weed ( G. tetrahit) now found in the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — gelsvoji aklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Galeopsis segetum), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galeopsis segetum angl. hemp nettle šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hemp nettle — hemp′ net tle n. pln a coarse, hemplike weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, having bristly hairs like the nettle • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • hemp nettle — a coarse weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, resembling hemp in appearance and having bristly hairs like the nettle. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemp nettle — noun coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States • Syn: ↑dead nettle, ↑Galeopsis tetrahit • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — noun a nettle like plant of the mint family. [Genus Galeopsis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hemp nettle — noun Date: 1801 any of a genus (Galeopsis) of coarse Old World herbs of the mint family; especially a bristly Eurasian herb (G. tetrahit) naturalized in North America as a weed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — noun Any weed of the genus Galeopsis in the Lamiaceae family …   Wiktionary