Indian hemp

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.]

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▪ genus Apocynum
also called  Hemp Dogbane 

      (species Apocynum cannabinum), North American plant of the dogbane family Apocynaceae (order Gentianales). It is a branched perennial that grows up to 1.5 m (5 feet) tall and has smooth opposite leaves and small greenish white flowers. Indians used the fibres from the stem to make bags, mats, nets, and cordage. Its milky juice, or latex, yields rubber, and the dried roots of Indian hemp and a related plant (A. androsoemifolium) make a drug that acts as a heart stimulant. True hemp (Cannabis sativa) is sometimes called Indian hemp.

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Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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