bhang

noun
\ ˈbaŋ How to pronounce bhang (audio) , ˈbäŋ How to pronounce bhang (audio) \

Definition of bhang

1a : a mildly intoxicating paste of the ground leaves and flowering tops of cannabis used chiefly in southeastern Asia as an ingredient in various edible preparations
b : a traditional intoxicating drink of India typically containing bhang mixed with milk or yogurt, water, and spices

Examples of bhang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, there was no such thing as dry bhang masala. Veronica Chambers, New York Times, "Viewfinders: 10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos," 28 June 2019 Ganja, charas, and bhang (three chemically similar substances derived from the same family of plants, Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica) have been used in religious ceremonies across India for millennia. Devangshu Datta, Quartz India, "Legalising cannabis could be one solution to India’s agrarian distress," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of bhang

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bhang

Hindi bhāṅg & Urdu bhang hemp

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“Bhang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bhang. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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bhang

noun
\ ˈbäŋ How to pronounce bhang (audio) , ˈbȯŋ How to pronounce bhang (audio) , ˈbaŋ How to pronounce bhang (audio) \

Medical Definition of bhang

2 : a mildly intoxicating paste of the ground leaves and flowering tops of cannabis used chiefly in southeastern Asia as an ingredient in various edible preparations

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