from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the dogbane family, Apocynum venetian, which yields a strong fiber, used by the natives of Turkestan for fishinglines, rope, and twine.
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Other common names for cannabis include grifa in Spain and Mexico; anascha in Russia; kendir in Tartar; konop in Bulgaria and konope in Poland; momea in Tibet; kanbun in Chaldea; dawamesk in Algeria; liamba or maconha in Brazil; and bust or sheera in Egypt. ([