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 for Cannabis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cannabis \Can"na*bis\, prop. n. [L., hemp. See Canvas.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of a single species belonging to the order
        Uricace[ae]; hemp.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The Indian hemp plant plant Cannabis sativa syn.
        Cannabis Indica. See Cannabis Indica, below.
     Cannabis Indica, the Indian hemp, now considered a variety
        of the common hemp ({Cannabis sativa), originating in
        Asia but now grown widely around the world. It can be
        formed into a tough fiber that is used to make rope and
        tough fabric. The dried leaves and female flowers are
        smoked or chewed by people to produce a euphoric or
        hallucinogenic effect, caused mainly by the substance
        tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in it. The
        THC-containing products of Cannabis are classified as a
        controlled substance, and posession and sale are illegal
        in most states of the United States. Once classified as a
        narcotic, the plant is now more commonly referred to in
        the category of euphoric or hallucinogenic agents.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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 [syn: cannabis, hemp]
      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 [syn: cannabis, marijuana,
         marihuana, ganja]

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