Definition of sativa in US English:

sativa

noun

  • 1A subspecies of the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa sativa, having a long stem and narrow leaves and grown for hemp fiber as well as for use in drugs.

    as modifier ‘sativa plants grow best in warmer environments’
    1. 1.1 Cannabis made from sativa plants and used as a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug. It is sometimes characterized as more stimulating in effect than the indica variety.
      ‘indica mellows you out and sativa boosts your energy and gives you a buzz’

Origin

From the scientific name of the subspecies.

Pronunciation

sativa

/ˈsətēvə/