Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A preparation from the leaves and seed capsules of the cannabis plant, smoked, chewed, eaten, or infused and drunk to obtain mild euphoria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dried leaves of the hemp-plant, Cannabis Indica, which as grown in India contain a powerfully narcotic resin and a volatile oil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Cannabis, especially as used in the Indian subcontinent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ultimately from Sanskrit bhaṅgā.]

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From Hindi भांग and Urdu بھانگ, from Sanskrit भङ्ग.

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  • "According to Adam he smokes bhang. You'll know it better as marijuana. That's an offence in Kenya, of course, but it could be useful. If you want him held at any time the police could be tipped off. I could make sure that bhang would be found in his possession."

    - 'Windfall', Desmond Bagley.

    January 6, 2008

  • "...in his period of inhaling large quantities of the nitrous oxide and of the vapour of hemp, to say nothing of tobacco, bhang in all its charming varieties in India, betel in Java and the neighboring islands, qat in the Red Sea, and hallucinating cacti in South America... and now he was busily poisoning himself with coca-leaves, whose virtue he had learnt in Peru."

    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 188

    March 17, 2008

  • one of the liquids Shah Rukh Khan likes to have poured on him in a picturisation.

    May 19, 2009