marihuanas

marijuana

[mar-uh-wah-nuh]
noun
1.
hemp ( def 1 ).
2.
the dried leaves and female flowers of the hemp plant, used in cigarette form as a narcotic or hallucinogen.
Also, marihuana.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish marihuana, mariguana; traditional association with the personal name María Juana is probably a folk etymology

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marijuana or marihuana (ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə)
 
n
1.  See also cannabis the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, used for its euphoric effects, esp in the form of cigarettes
2.  another name for hemp
 
[C19: from Mexican Spanish]
 
marihuana or marihuana
 
n
 
[C19: from Mexican Spanish]

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marijuana
1918, alt. by influence of Sp. proper name Maria Juana "Mary Jane" from mariguan (1894), from Mex.Sp. marihuana, of uncertain origin.
"Marijuana ... makes you sensitive. Courtesy has a great deal to do with being sensitive. Unfortunately marijuana makes you the kind of sensitive where you insist on everyone listening to the drum solo in Iron Butterfly's 'In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida' fifty or sixty times." [P.J. O'Rourke, "Modern Manners," 1983]
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marijuana mar·i·jua·na or mar·i·hua·na (mār'ə-wä'nə)
n.

  1. The cannabis plant.

  2. A preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria.

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