cannabis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cannabis" in British English

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cannabisnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkæn.ə.bɪs/
a ​drug, ​illegal in many ​countries, that is made from the ​driedleaves and ​flowers of the hempplant. Cannabis ​produces a ​pleasantfeeling of being ​relaxed if ​smoked or ​eaten: Are you in ​favour of the ​legalization of cannabis?
(Definition of cannabis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cannabis" in American English

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cannabisnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkæn·ə·bəs/
the hempplant, whose ​leaves and ​flowers are used to make marijuana
(Definition of cannabis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cannabis”
in Korean 대마, 캐나비스…
in Arabic حَشيش…
in Malaysian kanabis…
in French cannabis…
in Russian конопля…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大麻,大麻製品…
in Italian canapa indiana…
in Turkish esrar…
in Polish marihuana…
in Spanish hachís…
in Vietnamese cây gai dầu…
in Portuguese maconha…
in Thai กัญชา…
in German der Hanf, das Haschisch…
in Catalan marihuana…
in Japanese 大麻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大麻,大麻制品…
in Indonesian ganja…
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