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marihuana

Pronunciation: mar′i-wah′nă

Definition: Popular name for the dried flowering leaves of Cannabis sativa, which are smoked as cigarettes, “joints,” or “reefers.” In the U.S., marihuana includes any part of, or any extracts from, the female plant. Alternative spellings are mariguana, marijuana.

[fr. Sp. Maria-Juana, Mary-Jane]

See Also: cannabis

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