American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A preparation from the leaves and seed capsules of the cannabis plant, smoked, chewed, eaten, or infused and drunk to obtain mild euphoria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dried leaves of the hemp-plant, Cannabis Indica, which as grown in India contain a powerfully narcotic resin and a volatile oil. In India bhang is used for smoking, either with or without tobacco, and is also made up with flour, sugar, etc., into a kind of sweetmeat called
majun(majū n). An intoxicating drink is prepared by infusing the pounded leaves in cold water. As prepared and used by the Arab's, it is known as hashish. (See hemp.) It is also employed in medicine for its anodyne, hypnotic, and antispasmodic qualities.
- n. Cannabis, especially as used in the Indian subcontinent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An astringent and narcotic drug made from the dried leaves and seed capsules of wild hemp (Cannabis Indica), and chewed or smoked in the East as a means of intoxication. See hasheesh.
- n. a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
- From Hindi भांग and Urdu بھانگ, from Sanskrit भङ्ग. (Wiktionary)
- Ultimately from Sanskrit bhaṅgā. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Interestingly, the only item for which VAT has been reduced is 'bhang' - a popular intoxicant in semiurban and rural areas.”
“The festival is a hit with many people because of bhang, which is offered as prasad.”
“Some Tantric sex practitioners drink a substance called bhang, a sort of spiced marijuana milkshake to enhance the sexual experience.”
“Fusion was the theme as the music, food and drinks from the East fused with the West to form a unique celebration as the expats and foreign visitors smeared one another with coloured powder, sprinkled coloured water, gorged on sweetmeats, 'bhang' and beer in up-scale areas that have a sizeable expatriate population.”
“People should avoid mixing bhang, which is a hallucinogen with alcohol that intoxicates, "Verma added.”
“a kind of "bhang" made from the plant called pappahmint; others had their faces streaked with djam.”
“bhang' (hemp) here, a police officer said Friday.”
“The Mahakaleswar Bhootnath Temple of the city organises the NBC every year and serves drinks made of milk, dry fruits, and 'bhang' (a traditional drink made from cannabis leaves.”
“Distantly related to bank on the Indo-European language tree is the Hindi bhang sometimes spelled bang, meaning “dried leaves and stalks of hemp,” as in marijuana.”
“As an example, he mentioned his father's use of "bhang lassi" - a marijuana milk shake, if you will - on religious holidays.”
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