bhang

[bang]
noun
1.
a mild preparation of marijuana made from young leaves and stems of the Indian hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, drunk with milk or water as a fermented brew or smoked for its hallucinogenic effects.
2.
a water pipe.
Also, bang.


Origin:
1555–65; < Hindi bhāng < Sanskrit bhangā hemp

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bhang or bang (bæŋ)
 
n
See also cannabis a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in India
 
[C16: from Hindi bhāng]
 
bang or bang
 
n
 
[C16: from Hindi bhāng]

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bhang
1590s, from Hindi bhang "narcotic from hemp," from Skt. bhangah "hemp." Cognate with Russian penika, Polish pienka (from Russian) "hemp."
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First, they each swallowed a pint of bhang, a local drink.
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