dagga

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dagga relatively nontoxic South African herb smoked like tobacco
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dagga In South Africa, Cannabis Indica, the Indian hemp, which is used by the natives as a narcotic. It is collected, dried, and smoked by the lower classes of Hottentots, who are rendered stupid and incapable of connected work while under the influence of it. See hashish, deiamba, and Cannabis.
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Usage

In literature:

It was thus that they were accustomed to smoke the "dagga" or wild hemp.
"A Vendetta of the Desert" by William Charles Scully
Hunt blesse-bok; ride pony; smoke dagga; hab good time!
"An I.D.B. in South Africa" by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
Sugden had spent the afternoon with L'Tunga and had watched the witch-doctors smoke dagga weed.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
Dagga, Tascha or Takka, used by the Hottentots as a masticatory, i.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
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