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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Example sentences for marijuana
Notably, marijuana use causes the eyes to turn red temporarily.
He confessed to marijuana use but claimed he did not use hard drugs.
Blunt cigar paper is also used to roll marijuana, after the tobacco is
  discarded.
The missing tobacco is replaced with marijuana or hashish, and rerolled.
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