The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the male plant of the hemp (Cannabis). The male plant has thinner stalks, is less leafy, matures earlier, and contains more and better fiber in its stalks than the female plant.
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