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

  • noun Resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked, chewed, or ingested to induce euphoria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tops and tender parts of Indian hemp (Cannabis sativa, var. Indica), called in India, ganjah (which see), together with a resinous exudation upon them, gathered after flowering. See hemp, and Indian hemp (under hemp).
  • noun An intoxicating preparation of this plant, which is either smoked or drunk as an infusion: called in India bhang (which see).

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  • noun The leaves and tender parts of the Indian hemp plant (which are intoxicating), which are dried for either chewing or smoking.
  • noun A cannabis extract (See Hashish on Wikipedia.Wikipedia).
  • noun slang marijuana generally.

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

  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen

Etymologies

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

[Arabic ḥašīš, hemp, dried grass, from ḥašša, to mow; see ḥśś in Semitic roots.]

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From Arabic حشيش (ḥašīš, "hay, dried herb").

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