- a mild preparation of marijuana made from young leaves and stems of the Indian hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, drunk with milk or water as a fermented brew or smoked for its hallucinogenic effects.
- a water pipe.
Origin of bhang
Examples from the Web for bhang
Often enough they are almost overcome with the opium or bhang they have taken.Jones of the 64th
F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
In India it is chiefly for the resin, "haschisch, churrus, bhang."
Sometimes the leaves and stalks are dried in order to make the drug "bhang."
On one occasion490 they secretly filled his pipe with hashish (Bhang).Bahaism and Its Claims
Samuel Graham Wilson
Bhang consists of the larger leaves and capsules of the plant on which an efflorescence of resinous matter has occurred.
- a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in IndiaSee also cannabis
Word Origin and History for bhang
1590s, from Hindi bhang "narcotic from hemp," from Sanskrit bhangah "hemp." Cognate with Russian penika, Polish pienka (from Russian) "hemp." The word first appears in Western Europe in Portuguese (1560s).