Cocaine is an example of a narcotic.
Coca leaves, poppies, and marijuana plants are examples of narcotics.
Origin of narcotic
- Middle English narcotik from Old French narcotique from Medieval Latin narcōticum from Greek narkōtikon from neuter of narkōtikos numbing from narkōsis a numbing narcosis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French narcotique, from Medieval Latin narcoticum, from Ancient Greek Î½Î±ÏÎºÏŒÏ‰ (narkÃ³Å, “Î™ benumb"), from Î½Î¬ÏÎºÎ· (narkÄ“, “numbness, torpor").