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English definition of “marijuana”


noun [U] (also marihuana)     /ˌmær.əˈwɑː.nə/
a usually illegal drug made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which produces a pleasant feeling of being relaxed if smoked or eatenSpecific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs
(Definition of marijuana noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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