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 (usually uncountable, plural marijuanas)

  1. A 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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References

  • marijuana” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁi.ʁwa.na/, /ma.ʁi.ʒɥa.na/

Noun

marijuana f (plural marijuanas)

  1. marijuana, cannabis

Italian

Una pianta di marijuana in fiore – A flowering marijuana plant

Etymology

Borrowed from English marijuana, from Mexican Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.riˈwa.na/, [mär̺iˈwäːn̺ä]
  • Stress: marijuàna
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧jua‧na

Noun

marijuana f (uncountable)

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  1. marijuana, specifically:
    1. Drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, cannabis.
    2. The hemp plant itself: Cannabis sativa.

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Romanian

Etymology

Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

marijuana f (uncountable)

  1. marijuana

Declension

gender f uncountable
Nom/Acc marijuana
Gen/Dat marijuanei

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