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hempen (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.

updated on November 21, 2012

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Definitions of hempen from WordNet

hempen (adj.)
having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute;
Synonyms: fibrous
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