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hempen of, pertaining to, made of, or resembling hemp.
hemp nettle any of several plants native to Europe and Asia that resemble hemp and have stiff hairs like those of the nettle.
hemstitch to stitch a hem along a narrow strip where parallel threads have been pulled out, producing a decorative openwork border on (a fabric). [2 definitions]
hen a female bird, esp. a chicken.
hen-and-chickens any of several fleshy plants that propagate by runners, such as the common houseleek.
henbane a hairy, malodorous, and poisonous plant of the Mediterranean area whose juice is used to make some medicines.
henbit a spreading European weed, related to mint, that has opposite, toothed leaves and bears small white, pink, or purple flowers.
hence therefore; for this reason; thus. [2 definitions]
henceforth from this point on; from now on.
henceforward from this time on; henceforth.
henchman a loyal follower and helper, esp. of someone engaged in unethical or criminal plots or deeds.
henequen an agave plant native to Yucatan with large thick leaves. [2 definitions]
henhouse a building or structure in which poultry is kept.
henna a reddish dyestuff used in coloring hair and leather. [4 definitions]
hennery a farm, shelter, or pen for poultry.
henotheism belief in or worship of one god without denying that others may exist.
henpeck (informal) to dominate (one's husband) by constantly nagging or criticizing.
Henri Bergson a French philosopher (b.1859--d.1941).
henry a unit of electrical inductance equal to the inductance of a closed circuit in which current varies at the rate of one ampere per second to produce an electromotive force of one volt.
Henry David Thoreau a U.S. naturalist and writer (b.1817--d.1862).
Henry Ford U.S. automobile manufacturer and inventor who created the Ford Motor company and pioneered mass production of automobiles (b.1863--d.1947).