cannabis

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noun can·na·bis \ˈka-nə-bəs\

Definition of cannabis

  1. 1 :  hemp 1a

  2. 2 :  any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive

Origin and Etymology of cannabis

Latin, hemp, from Greek kannabis; akin to Old English hænep hemp


First Known Use: 1783

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Medical Dictionary

cannabis

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noun can·na·bis \ˈkan-ə-bəs\

Medical Definition of cannabis

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of annual herbs (family Moraceae) that have leaves with three to seven elongate leaflets and pistillate flowers in spikes along the leafy erect stems and that include the hemp (C. sativa)b:  hemp 1

  2. 2:  any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive



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