marijuana

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English

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Etymology

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From Mexican Spanish marihuana, from mariguan. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin; possibly from Nahuatl mallihuan (prisoner).

Alteration by influence of the proper name María Juana (Mary Jane) is believed to be folk etymology.

Pronunciation

Noun

marijuana (uncountable)

  1. Drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, Cannabis (drug).
    After smoking a bowl of that fine marijuana, they ate some brownies.
  2. The hemp plant itself, Cannabis sativa.

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See also

References

  • marijuana” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Italian

Noun

marijuana f (invariable)

  1. marijuana

Romanian

Etymology

Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ma.riˈwa.na], [ma.riˈhwa.na]

Noun

marijuana f

  1. marijuana

Declension

gender f uncountable
Nom/Acc marijuana
Gen/Dat marijuanei

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