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Mary +‎ Jane. The noun sense is a literal translation of Spanish María Juana, from María (Mary) + Juana (Jane)

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Mary Jane

  1. A female given name
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Mary Jane (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Marijuana.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Genericized trademark, from the female name. Mary Jane was a character in the Buster Brown comic strip, licensed by the shoe manufacturer.

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Mary Jane (plural Mary Janes)

 
Mary Jane shoes.
  1. A type of shoe, usually for a girl, having a rounded toe and a strap with a buckle.
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