a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber and as a psychotropic drug.
1. A tall annual dioica plant (Cannabis sativa), is native to Central Asia and has alternate leaves, webbed and hard and resistant fibers.
2. Any of several hallucinogenic drugs, slightly euphoric and intoxicating, such as ganja, hashish or marijuana, prepared from various parts of this plant.
[Latin, from Greek kannabis .]
can'nabic ( - bĭk) adj.
( kænəbɪs )
1. (Plants) the hemp plant, especially the Indian hemp ( Cannabis indica ). See hemp
2. (Recreational drugs): the drug obtained from leaves and flowers dried from the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed for its psychoactive properties. It produces euphoria and relaxation; Repeated use can lead to psychological dependence. See also cannabin , hashish , marijuana , bhang
[C18: from the Latin, from the Greek kannabis;
(ˈkæn ə bɪs)
can • na • bis
(kæn ə bɪs) n n n.
1. the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.
2. the upper parts in flower of the plant.
3. any of the parts of the plant from which hashish, marijuana, bhang and similar drugs are prepared.