- marijuana, especially in the form of a potent preparation used chiefly for smoking.
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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- a highly potent form of cannabis, usually used for smoking
from Hindi gājā, from Sanskrit grñja
Word Origin and History for ganjah
powerful preparation of cannabis sativa, 1800, from Hindi ganjha.
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