Cannabis meaning

kănə-bĭs
Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as ganja, hashish, or marijuana, prepared from various parts of this plant.
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The definition of cannabis is a tall plant with coarse leaves that is used to create hemp and marijuana.

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.

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A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis sativa), native to Central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
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A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis, especially Cannabis sativa), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
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Marijuana or any other substance derived from the flowering tops of the hemp.
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A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis sativa), native to Central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
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Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as ganja, hashish, or marijuana, prepared from various parts of this plant.
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A mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Cannabaceae — hemp.
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Origin of cannabis

  • Latin from Greek kannabis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • See English cannabis.

    From Wiktionary