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Indian hemp

noun
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).
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20, Americanism
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Indian hemp

noun
1.
another name for hemp, esp the variety Cannabis indica, from which several narcotic drugs are obtained
2.
Also called dogbane. a perennial American apocynaceous plant, Apocynum cannabinum, whose fibre was formerly used by the Indians to make rope
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