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

  Hasheesh \Hash"eesh\ Hashish \Hash"ish\ (h[a^]sh"[=e]sh), n.
     [Ar. hash[imac]sh.]
     A slightly acrid gum resin produced by the common hemp
     ({Cannabis sativa), of the variety Indica, when cultivated
     in a warm climate; also, the tops of the plant, from which
     the resinous product is obtained. It is narcotic, and has
     long been used in the East for its intoxicating effect. The
     active psychoactive principle has been identified as
     tetrahydrocannabinol. See Bhang, and Ganja.
  
     Syn: hash.
          [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  marijuana \marijuana\ n.
     1. A strong-smelling Asian plant ({Cannabis sativa), also
        called hemp, from which a number of euphorogenic and
        halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is
        tetrahydrocannabinol+({THC">predominently due to tetrahydrocannabinol ({THC). [Also
        spelled marihuana.]
  
     Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, Cannabis
          sativa.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant,
        which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The
        flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active
        ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol.
  
     Syn: cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed,
          gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hemp \Hemp\ (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin
     to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp,
     Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos;
     cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from
     some other language at an early time. Cf. Cannabine,
     Canvas.]
     1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Cannabis ({Cannabis
        sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for
        making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to
        various other plants yielding fiber.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for
        spinning. The name has also been extended to various
        fibers resembling the true hemp.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     African hemp, Bowstring hemp. See under African, and
        Bowstring.
  
     Bastard hemp, the Asiatic herb Datisca cannabina.
  
     Canada+hemp,+a+species+of+dogbane+({Apocynum+cannabinum">Canada hemp, a species of dogbane ({Apocynum cannabinum),
        the fiber of which was used by the Indians.
  
     Hemp agrimony, a coarse, composite herb of Europe
        ({Eupatorium cannabinum), much like the American boneset.
        
  
     Hemp nettle, a plant of the genus Galeopsis ({Galeopsis
        Tetrahit), belonging to the Mint family.
  
     Indian hemp. See under Indian, a.
  
     Manila hemp, the fiber of Musa textilis.
  
     Sisal hemp, the fiber of Agave sisalana, of Mexico and
        Yucatan.
  
     Sunn hemp, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant
        ({Crotalaria juncea).
  
     Water+hemp,+an+annual+American+weed+({Acnida+cannabina">Water hemp, an annual American weed ({Acnida cannabina),
        related to the amaranth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cannabin \Can"na*bin\, n. (Chem.)
     A poisonous resin extracted from hemp ({Cannabis sativa,
     variety Indica). The euphoric and narcotic effects of
     hasheesh are due to this resin; the active ingredient is
     tetrahydrocannabinol, THC. See Cannabis Indica, below.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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.
        [PJC]
  
     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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charras \Char"ras\, n.
     The gum resin of the hemp plant ({Cannabis sativa). Same as
     Churrus. --Balfour.
     [1913 Webster]

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