hemp (fiber)

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Fiber derived from the stalk of the species Cannabis sativa. Fibers range from 1-2 m in length and are yellow to brown in color. They have a high cellulose content with little lignin. Hemp is lustrous, strong, and durable with good resistance to water, salts, light, and insects; used for cordage, fish lines, sailcloth, canvas, burlap, packing, and as a fiber for paper or for plastic filler.


The Arts and Architecture Thesaurus Online, The Getty Research Institute.

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