marijuana

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Mexican Spanish marihuana, from mariguana. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin. 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.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
    After smoking a bowl of that fine marijuana, they ate some brownies.
    • 2017 April 2, “Marijuana”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 4, episode 7, HBO:
      (John Oliver): Exactly. Marijuana is something we just all gradually decided is okay, like Mark Wahlberg as a serious actor. “You know what? Sure, I’ve decided I’m fine with that.”
  2. The hemp plant itself, Cannabis sativa.

Descendants

  • Italian: marijuana

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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]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧juà‧na

Noun

marijuana f (uncountable)

  1. marijuana

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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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