Marijuana



[mar-uh-wah-nuh] /ˌmær əˈwɑ nə/

noun
1.
(def 1).
2.
the dried leaves and female flowers of the plant, used in cigarette form as a narcotic or hallucinogen.
/ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə/
noun
1.
the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, used for its euphoric effects, esp in the form of cigarettes See also cannabis
2.
another name for hemp (sense 1)
n.

1918, altered by influence of Spanish proper name Maria Juana “Mary Jane” from mariguan (1894), from Mexican Spanish 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]

marijuana mar·i·jua·na or mar·i·hua·na (mār’ə-wä’nə)
n.

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