Definition of cannabis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkænəbɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænəbɪs//
[uncountable] Addiction
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a drug made from the dried leaves and flowers or resin of the hemp plant, which is smoked or eaten and which gives the user a feeling of being relaxed. Use of the drug is illegal in many countries. Traces of cannabis were found in the pilot’s blood. See related entries: Addiction Word Originfrom Latin, from Greek kannabis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cannabis