Definition of Deccan hemp
1. Noun. Fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus.
Group relationships: Bimli, Bimli Hemp, Bombay Hemp, Hibiscus Cannabinus, Indian Hemp, Kanaf, Kenaf
Generic synonyms: Hemp
2. Noun. Valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation.
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus
Terms within: Kenaf
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Literary usage of Deccan hemp
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1. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The length of the fiber of deccan hemp is 5 to 10 feet. ... The cultivation of the deccan hemp is much like that of true hemp. The time from seed to harvest ..."
2. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The length of the fiber of deccan hemp is 5 to 10 feet. The fiber is inferior to true ... The cultivation of the deccan hemp is much like that of true hemp. ..."
3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... or deccan hemp (Hibiscus cannabinus) and son or Konkani hemp (Crotolaria juncea) are also grown. The miscellaneous crops include tobacco, ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"... or deccan hemp, is a bast fiber obtained from Hibiscus cannabinus, an annual belonging to the ..."
5. Land and Labour in a Deccan Village by Harold Hart Mann, Dattatraya Lakshman Sahasrabuddhe, Narayan Vinayak Kanitkar, Vinayak Atmaram Tamhane (1917)
"... (or deccan hemp) are simply grown for fibre as a scattering among other crops, and do not need special mention. E.—ROTATIONS OF THE VILLAGE. ..."