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Meaning of marijuana by Wiktionary Dictionary

marijuana


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    Etymology

    From Mexican Spanish marihuana, from mariguan. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin; possibly from Nahuatl mallihuan, "prisoner" .

    Alteration by influence of the proper name Maria Juana ( “Mary Jane” ) is believed to be folk etymology .

    Noun

    marijuana ( uncountable )

    1. Drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, Cannabis ( drug ) .
      After smoking a bowl of that fine marijuana, they ate some brownies .
    2. The hemp plant itself, Cannabis sativa .

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:marijuana

    See also

    • Appendix:Cannabis slang

    See also

    • “marijuana” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

    marijuana

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/03/07 12:58 UTC Version )

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    語源

    From Mexican Spanish marihuana < mariguan. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin; possibly from Nahuatl mallihuan, "prisoner" .

    Alteration by influence of the proper name Maria Juana ( “Mary Jane” ) is believed to be folk etymology .

    名詞

    marijuana ( uncountable )

    1. Drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, Cannabis ( drug ) .
      After smoking a bowl of that fine marijuana, they ate some brownies .
    2. The hemp plant itself, Cannabis sativa .

    同意語

    • See WikiSaurus:marijuana

    参考

    • Appendix:Cannabis slang

    参照

    • “marijuana” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001


Explanation of marijuana by Wordnet Dictionary

marijuana


    Noun
    1. the most commonly used illicit drug

    2. a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared



    Definition of marijuana by GCIDE Dictionary

    marijuana


    1. marijuana n.
      1. A strong-smelling Asian plant ( Cannabis sativa ), also called hemp, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC ). [Also spelled marihuana.]

      Syn. -- cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, Cannabis sativa.

      2. The dried leaves or the female flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed to obtain a euphoric effect. The flowers usually have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol.

      Syn. -- cannabis, ganja, pot, grass, marihuana, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, Mary Jane.