marijuana

noun mar·i·jua·na \ ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə , ˌma-rə- also -ˈhwä- \
variants: or less commonly marihuana
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of marijuana

1 : hemp 1a
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

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Origin and Etymology of marijuana

Mexican Spanish mariguana, marihuana

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MARIJUANA Defined for English Language Learners

marijuana

noun

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

noun mar·i·jua·na \ ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə \

Definition of marijuana for Students

: 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-\

medical Definition of marijuana

1 : hemp 1
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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