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  • n. Alternative spelling of marijuana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Mexico, any one of several plants having narcotic properties; in many localities, Cannabis Indica, and in the state of Sonora, Nicotiana glauca.

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

  • n. the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  • n. a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared


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  • Yes, as you've defined those pronunciations, although I usually pronounce a hard "G" in iguana. I'm entirely gringo and only say marijuana with a strong accent when I'm in the right (read: silly) mood. All other times I sound much more uncultured and American. ;-)

    October 23, 2007

  • So, do you pronounce marihuna like muddy /'mʌdɪ/ + iguana /ɪ'wɑ:nə/?

    October 23, 2007

  • You know, it really is a pretty word. Guess it depends on how you pronounce it. Gotta use a strong fake accent and exaggerate the H sound: "mahdeeHHUUWWanna!"

    October 23, 2007

  • This is the English spelling of the word that you'll find in many of the exploitation films of the thirties and forties--e.g., Reefer Madness.

    October 22, 2007

  • cáñamo índico, cuyas hojas, fumadas como tabaco, producen trastornos físicos y mentales. �? ¡Mentira cochina!

    October 22, 2007