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ganja

or ganjah

[gahn-juh, gan-] /ˈgɑn dʒə, ˈgæn-/
noun
1.
marijuana, especially in the form of a potent preparation used chiefly for smoking.
Origin of ganja
1680-1690
1680-90; < Hindi gā̃jā hemp, the cut tops and leaves of nonfertilized female hemp plants; compare Sanskrit gañjā hemp
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ganja

/ˈɡɑːndʒə/
noun
1.
a highly potent form of cannabis, usually used for smoking
Word Origin
from Hindi gājā, from Sanskrit grñja
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Word Origin and History for ganja
n.

powerful preparation of cannabis sativa, 1800, from Hindi ganjha.

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ganja

noun

A strong type of marijuana obtained from a cultivated strain of Indian hemp: He remembers an uncle getting so mean on ganja, he kills his girlfriend

[1800+ Narcotics; fr Hindi; adopted from West Indian use]

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