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Noun: marijuana  ,mer-u'waa-nu [N. Amer], ,ma-ru'waa-nu [Brit]
  1. A strong-smelling plant whose dried leaves can be smoked for a pleasant effect or pain reduction
    - marihuana, ganja, Cannabis sativa
  2. 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
    - cannabis, marihuana, ganja, dagga [S.Africa]

Derived forms: marijuanas

Type of: cannabis, controlled substance, dagga [S.Africa], hemp, soft drug

Part of: cannabis, dagga [S.Africa], hemp, joint [informal], marijuana cigarette, reefer [slang], spliff [slang], stick [informal]

Encyclopedia: Marijuana, the Devil's Weed