Origin of bhang
Examples from the Web for bhang
Wine is bad, bhang destroyeth one generation, but tobacco destroyeth all generations.
Bhang is not smoked, but tobacco is: the people have no sheep or goats; only fowls, pigeons, and Muscovy ducks are seen.
Then they took a bhang supply with them, and hashish, chat, and a few other sociable herbs.Sjambak|John Holbrook Vance
Often enough they are almost overcome with the opium or bhang they have taken.Jones of the 64th|F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
Sometimes the leaves and stalks are dried in order to make the drug "bhang."The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
British Dictionary definitions for bhang
Word Origin for bhang
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).