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bhang

[bang] /bæŋ/
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
1555-1565
1555-65; < Hindi bhāng < Sanskrit bhangā hemp
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Examples for bhang
  • First, they each swallowed a pint of bhang, a local drink.
British Dictionary definitions for bhang

bhang

/bæŋ/
noun
1.
a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in India See also cannabis
Word Origin
C16: from Hindi bhāng
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Word Origin and History for bhang
n.

1590s, from Hindi bhang "narcotic from hemp," from Sanskrit bhangah "hemp." Cognate with Russian penika, Polish pienka (from Russian) "hemp." The word first appears in Western Europe in Portuguese (1560s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for bhang

bhang

noun

Marijuana; a marijuana cigarette: old bhang in his car


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