marijuana

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noun mar·i·jua·na \ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə, ˌma-rə- also -ˈhwä-\
variants: or less commonly

marihuana

Definition of marijuana

  1. 1 :  hemp 1a, c

  2. 2 :  the dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that yield THC and are smoked in cigarettes for their intoxicating (see 2intoxicate 2) effect — compare bhang, cannabis, hashish

Origin and Etymology of marijuana

Mexican Spanish mariguana, marihuana


First Known Use: 1874

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MARIJUANA Defined for English Language Learners

marijuana

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noun mar·i·jua·na \ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə, ˌma-rə- also -ˈhwä-\

Definition of marijuana for English Language Learners

  • : the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant that are smoked as a drug


MARIJUANA Defined for Kids

marijuana

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noun mar·i·jua·na \ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə\

Definition of marijuana for Students

  1. :  dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant smoked as a drug


Medical Dictionary

marijuana

noun mar·i·jua·na
variants: also

marihuana

\ˌmar-ə-ˈwän-ə also -ˈhwän-\play

Medical Definition of marijuana

  1. 1:  hemp 1

  2. 2:  the dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that yield THC and are typically smoked for their intoxicating effect—compare bhang, cannabis, hashish



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