[ mar-uh-wah-nuh ]
/ ˌmær əˈwɑ nə /
Origin of marijuana
1890–95, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish marihuana, mariguana; traditional association with the personal name María Juana is probably a folk etymology
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British Dictionary definitions for marihuana
/ (ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə) /
Word Origin for marijuana
C19: from Mexican Spanish
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Medicine definitions for marihuana
The cannabis plant.
A preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria.
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