bhang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bhang a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bhang An astringent and narcotic drug made from the dried leaves and seed capsules of wild hemp (Cannabis Indica), and chewed or smoked in the East as a means of intoxication. See Hasheesh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bhang The dried leaves of the hemp-plant, Cannabis Indica, which as grown in India contain a powerfully narcotic resin and a volatile oil. In India bhang is used for smoking, either with or without tobacco, and is also made up with flour, sugar, etc., into a kind of sweetmeat called majun (majū n). An intoxicating drink is prepared by infusing the pounded leaves in cold water. As prepared and used by the Arab's, it is known as hashish. (See hemp.) It is also employed in medicine for its anodyne, hypnotic, and antispasmodic qualities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bhang bang the native name for the Indian preparation of hemp which is smoked or swallowed for its narcotic and intoxicating qualities—in Arabic known as hashish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. bang,; cf. Skr. bhangā, hemp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Assassin. Hind. bhāng; Pers. bang; Sans. bhangā.

Usage

In literature:

My eyes are veiled because I drink cups of bhang, Being a daughter of the daughter of queens.
"The Garden of Bright Waters" by Various
If I am in the habit of drinking Bhang, and a seller thereof sells it to me, am I to blame him or myself?
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
There was a deal of rioting in the bazaars that night, and many a measure of bhang and toddy kept the fires burning.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
That chap must have been a bit sick last night, or been taking bhang or something, and he's overslept himself this morning.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
Maybe he has crazied himself wit' opium or bhang.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
It is brownish-green, and otherwise resembles bhang, as in odour and taste.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Wine, bhang and opium have been condemned by all the religions of the world, although the number of total abstainers is so limited.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
If I am in the habit of drinking Bhang and a seller thereof sells it to me, am I to blame him or myself?
"Indian Home Rule" by M. K. Gandhi
Ganja and bhang are now considered sacred as being consumed by Mahadeo, and are offered to him.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

I saw all this with sudden pang,
As if by hashish swept or bhang,
Because the sun, like a Chinese lantern,
Set in a temple of clouds!
"K’U-Kiang" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Bhang bhang you're red.
Pay For Me, Bhang Bhang, Brite Futures.
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In science:

Bhang for giving me the opportunity to participate this workshop.
Fragmentation model and quark/hadron system
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