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cannabis

[ kan-uh-bis ]
/ ˈkæn ə bɪs /
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noun
a plant of the genus Cannabis, most notably hemp, C. sativa: They live where the cannabis grows wild, like an aggressive weed.
any of the various parts of the plant, especially the leaves and flowering tops of C. sativa, from which hashish, marijuana, bhang, and similar mildly euphorigenic and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared: The legality of possessing cannabis varies state by state.
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Origin of cannabis

First recorded in 1790–1800; from New Latin, from Latin: literally, “hemp,” from Greek kánnabis; see origin at hemp

OTHER WORDS FROM cannabis

can·na·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cannabis

cannabis
/ (ˈkænəbɪs) /

noun
the hemp plant, esp Indian hemp (Cannabis indica)See hemp
the drug obtained from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed for its psychoactive properties. It produces euphoria and relaxation; repeated use may lead to psychological dependenceSee also cannabin, hashish, marijuana, bhang

Derived forms of cannabis

cannabic, adjective

Word Origin for cannabis

C18: from Latin, from Greek kannabis; see hemp
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