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Kush

[koo sh, kuhsh]
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noun Slang.
  1. marijuana, formerly specific to a strain of cannabis that originated from the Hindu Kush region.
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Origin of Kush

First recorded in 2003; shortening of Hindu Kush

Cush

or Kush

[koo sh, kuhsh]
noun
  1. the eldest son of Ham. Gen. 10:6.
  2. an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
  3. Kingdom of, an ancient African state in this area; part of the region of Nubia (1000 b.c.–a.d. 350).
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Kush

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Cush
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Cush

Kush

noun Old Testament
  1. the son of Ham and brother of Canaan (Genesis 10:6)
  2. the country of the supposed descendants of Cush (ancient Ethiopia), comprising approximately Nubia and the modern Sudan, and the territory of southern (or Upper) Egypt
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