African hemp, Bowstring hemp. See under African, and Bowstring.Bastard hemp, the Asiatic herb Datisca cannabina.Canada hemp, a species of dogbane the fiber of which was used by the Indians.Hemp agrimony, a coarse, composite herb of Europe much like the American boneset.Hemp nettle, a plant of the genus Galeopsis 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 Water hemp, an annual American weed related to the amaranth.

(Hemp"en) a.

1. Made of hemp; as, a hempen cord.

2. Like hemp. "Beat into a hempen state." Cook.

(Hemp"y) a. Like hemp. [R.] Howell.

(Hem*self" Hem*selve") Hemselven
(Hem*selv"en) pron. pl. [See Hem, pron.] Themselves; — used reflexively. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hem"stitch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hemstitched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hemstitching.] [Hem + stitch.] To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.

(Hem"stitched) a. Having a broad hem separated from the body of the article by a line of open work; as, a hemistitched handkerchief.

(He"muse) n. (Zoöl.) The roebuck in its third year. [Prov. Eng.]

(Hen) n. [AS. henn, hen, hæn; akin to D. hen, OHG. henna, G. henne, Icel. hna, Dan. höna; the fem. corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn, Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing, and orig. meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer.] (Zoöl.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.

Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen.

Hen clam. (Zoöl.) (a) A clam of the Mactra, and allied genera; the sea clam or surf clam. See Surf clam. (b) A California clam of the genus Pachydesma.Hen driver. See Hen harrier Hen harrier(Zoöl.), a hawk found in Europe and America; — called also dove hawk, henharm, henharrow, hen driver, and usually, in America, marsh hawk. See Marsh hawk.Hen hawk(Zoöl.), one of several species of large hawks which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk the red-shouldered hawk (B. lineatus), and the goshawk.

(Hen"bane`) n. [Hen + bane.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Hyoscyamus All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, stinking nightshade, from the fetid odor of the plant. See Hyoscyamus.

(Hen"bit`) n. (Bot.) A weed of the genus Lamium (L. amplexicaule) with deeply crenate leaves.

1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Cannabis 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.

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.

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