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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from Hindu Kush, the region from which the species originates.


Kush ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of kush
    • 2010, Alicia Williamson, Grow Marijuana Now!: An Introductory, Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Cannabis, page 95
      Kush is a pure indica and is a short, compact plant. A two-time winner of the international Cannabis Cup, Kush is very popular among indica growers.
    • 2009, I. M. Stoned, Weed: 420 Things You Didn't Know (or Remember) about Cannabis, page 3
      This particular type of marijuana is a favorite of the rapper as well as many other weed aficionados. Known for its sweet smell, Kush also packs quite the punch with a high level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Classical Hebrew כוש.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Alternative spelling of Cush
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