The cannabis plant.
- The plant that marijuana comes from is an example of cannabis.
- The marijuana plant inside of a joint that is smoked to get high is an example of cannabis.
- marijuana or any other substance derived from the flowering tops of the hemp
Origin of cannabisModern Latin ; from L, hemp ; from Classical Greek kannabis: see hemp
- A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis sativa), native to Central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
- Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as ganja, hashish, or marijuana, prepared from various parts of this plant.
Origin of cannabisLatin, from Greek kannabis.
From Latin cannabis 'hemp', from Ancient Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis). The term was claimed to ultimately be from Scythian by Herodotus (compare Kurdish kinif, Ossetian gän). It may be a compound of Proto-Finno-Ugric *kéne (“hemp”) (compare Estonian kena, Lapp kèdž', Udmurt kenem) and *piš (“to burn; nettle”) (compare Komi/Udmurt pyš, Khanty piš) but may also be connected to Assyrian qunnabu 'cannabis'. This word wandered widely into Semitic, Baltic, Slavic and Germanic (as *hanapiz). See hemp.
See English cannabis.