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English noun: cannabis

1. cannabis (plant) 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


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, ganja, Indian hemp, marihuana, marijuana

Part holonymcannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

Member meronymgenus Cannabis

2. cannabis (artifact) 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

Synonymsganja, marihuana, marijuana

Broader (hypernym)controlled substance, soft drug

Narrower (hyponym)Acapulco gold, dope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, Mexican green, pot, sens, sess, skunk, smoke, weed

Part meronymcannabis, hemp

Substance meronymjoint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick

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