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Etymology

From Mexican Spanish marihuana < mariguan. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin. Alteration by influence of the proper name Maria Juana (Mary Jane) is believed to be folk etymology.

Noun

Singular
marijuana

Plural
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marijuana (-)
  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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References

  • "marijuana" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Romanian

Etymology

Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ma.ri'wa.na] or [ma.ri'hwa.na]

Noun

marijuana f. (uncountable)

  1. marijuana

Declension

gender f. uncountable
Nom/Acc marijuana
Gen/Dat marijuanei

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