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hempen

[hem-puh n] /ˈhɛm pən/
adjective
1.
of, like, or pertaining to hemp.
2.
made of hemp.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English hempyn. See hemp, -en2
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adj.

"made of hemp," late 14c., from hemp + -en (2). In many figurative expressions 15c.-19c. it is in reference to the hangman's noose.

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