Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Indian hemp, Cannabis Indica. See bhang, dagga, Cannabis and hashish.

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Examples

  • The plant that produces the lhiamba is a nettle-like plant growing six to ten feet high, and the natives collect the tops of the stems, with the seed on, in little bundles and dry them.

    Travels in West Africa

  • B., “never were there so many seeds in a bunch of lhiamba,” etc.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The imported gin keeps the African off these abominations which he has to derange his internal works with before he gets the stimulus that enables him to resist this vile climate; particularly will it keep him from his worst intoxicant lhiamba

    Travels in West Africa

  • When, however, a whiff of lhiamba is taken by them in the morning before starting on a march, the effect seems to be good, enabling them to get over the ground easily and to endure a long march without being exhausted.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The imported gin keeps the African off these abominations which he has to derange his internal works with before he gets the stimulus that enables him to resist this vile climate; particularly will it keep him from his worst intoxicant lhiamba (Cannabis sativa), a plant which grows wild on the South-West Coast and on the West for all I know, as well as the

    Travels in West Africa

  • "Ai, Ai," says B., "never were there so many seeds in a bunch of lhiamba," etc.

    Travels in West Africa

  • In addition to the worry of hearing their coughs, the lhiamba gives you trouble with the men, for it spoils their tempers, making them moody and fractious, and prone to quarrel with each other; and when they get an excessive dose of it their society is more terrifying than tolerable.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The men's state of mind, however, soon cleared; and I must say this was the only time I came across this lhiamba giving such strong effects; usually the men just cough with that racking cough that lets you know what they have been up to, and quarrel for a short time.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The men’s state of mind, however, soon cleared; and I must say this was the only time I came across this lhiamba giving such strong effects; usually the men just cough with that racking cough that lets you know what they have been up to, and quarrel for

    Travels in West Africa

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