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The fiber and the plant Cannabis sativa (family Cannabaceae). Hemp fiber from Cannabis sativa should not be confused with Manila hemp (abaca), which is not related to true hemp. Hemp fiber, which for many years was the major raw material used in the manufacture of rope, is now used mostly in the production of small twines, linenlike fabrics, and canvases. In addition, it is used to some extent in making special types of paper. See also: Abaca; Fiber crops; Natural fiber; Paper
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