ganja

or gan·jah

[ gahn-juh, gan- ]
/ ˈgɑn dʒə, ˈgæn- /

noun

marijuana, especially in the form of a potent preparation used chiefly for smoking.

Nearby words

  1. gangsterism,
  2. gangtok,
  3. gangue,
  4. gangway,
  5. ganister,
  6. gank,
  7. gannet,
  8. gannett,
  9. gannett, henry,
  10. ganof

Origin of ganja

1680–90; < Hindi gā̃jā hemp, the cut tops and leaves of nonfertilized female hemp plants; compare Sanskrit gañjā hemp

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British Dictionary definitions for ganja

ganja

/ (ˈɡɑːndʒə) /

noun

a highly potent form of cannabis, usually used for smoking

Word Origin for ganja

from Hindi gājā, from Sanskrit grñja

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Word Origin and History for ganja

ganja

n.

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

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