bhang

or bang

[bang]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. bhaji,
  2. bhakta,
  3. bhaktapur,
  4. bhakti,
  5. bhakti-marga,
  6. bhangi,
  7. bhangra,
  8. bharal,
  9. bharat,
  10. bharat natyam

Origin of bhang

1555–65; < Hindi bhāng < Sanskrit bhangā hemp

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British Dictionary definitions for bhang

bhang

bang

noun

a preparation of the leaves and flower tops of Indian hemp, which has psychoactive properties: much used in IndiaSee also cannabis

Word Origin for bhang

C16: from Hindi bhāng

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Word Origin and History for bhang

bhang

n.

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).

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