Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis sativa), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
  • n. Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as ganja, hashish, or marijuana, prepared from various parts of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis, especially Cannabis sativa), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
  • n. A mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of urticaceous plants, of a single species, C. Indica. See bhang and hemp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  • n. the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

Etymologies

Latin, from Greek kannabis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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