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Noun: cannabis  ka-nu-bis
  1. 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
    - hemp, dagga [S.Africa]
     
  2. 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
    - marijuana, marihuana, ganja, dagga [S.Africa]

Derived forms: cannabises

Type of: bush, controlled substance, shrub, soft drug

Part of: genus Cannabis, joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick

Encyclopedia: Cannabis