Hemp and Marijuana

Hemp

Hemp (from Old English h├Žnep) is a term reserved mainly for low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strains of the plant Cannabis sativa.

hemp n 1: a plant fiber 2: 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 [syn: {cannabis}] 3: a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging [syn: {hangman's rope}, {hangman's halter}, {halter}, {hempen necktie}]

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "hemp": DET, DMT, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acid, antidepressant, ataractic, ax, block, cross, death chair, death chamber, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, drop, electric chair, gage, gallows, gallows-tree, ganja, gas chamber, gibbet, grass, guillotine, hallucinogen, halter, hash, hashish, hay, hempen collar, hot seat, joint, kava, lethal chamber, maiden, marijuana, mescal, mescal bean, mescal button, mescaline, mind-altering drug, mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, morning glory seeds, noose, peyote, pot, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic, psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical, psychotomimetic, reefer, roach, rope, scaffold, stake, stick, tea, the chair, tranquilizer, tree, weed

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]

marijuana \marijuana\ n. 1. A strong-smelling Asian plant ({Cannabis sativa}), also called {hemp}, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to {tetrahydrocannabinol} ({THC}). [Also spelled {marihuana}.] Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, {Cannabis sativa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol. Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane. [WordNet 1.5]

HEMP, n. A plant from whose fibrous bark is made an article of neckwear which is frequently put on after public speaking in the open air and prevents the wearer from taking cold.

Marijuana

Cannabis, also known as marijuana (from the Mexican Spanish marihuana) and by other names, refers to preparations of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine.

marijuana n 1: a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared [syn: {marihuana}, {ganja}, {Cannabis sativa}] 2: the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect [syn: {cannabis}, {marihuana}, {ganja}]

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "marijuana": DET, DMT, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acid, antidepressant, ataractic, boo, cannabis, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, gage, ganja, grass, hallucinogen, hash, hashish, hay, hemp, joint, kava, mescal, mescal bean, mescal button, mescaline, mind-altering drug, mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, morning glory seeds, peyote, pot, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic, psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical, psychotomimetic, reefer, roach, stick, tea, tranquilizer, weed

marijuana \marijuana\ n. 1. A strong-smelling Asian plant ({Cannabis sativa}), also called {hemp}, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to {tetrahydrocannabinol} ({THC}). [Also spelled {marihuana}.] Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, {Cannabis sativa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol. Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane. [WordNet 1.5]

Data Sources:

  • hemp: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • hemp: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • hemp: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • hemp: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • hemp: THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)
  • marijuana: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • marijuana: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • marijuana: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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