Definition of bhang in English:

bhang

(also bang)

noun

  • [mass noun] The leaves and flower tops of cannabis, used as a narcotic.

    • ‘Awareness of the hallucinogenic properties of bhang, the resin from the Indian-grown variety of cannabis, certainly existed in Europe by the early seventeenth century, thanks to the adventurousness of colonial travellers.’
    • ‘In the north, it is acceptable to consume bhang (cannabis Indica) on festive occasions such as Holi.’
    • ‘The narcotic and hallucinogenic element is referred to as cannabis and by numerous other (including slang) terms: ganja or bhang (crushed dried leaves of Indian wild hemp), grass, marijuana, pot, etc.’
    • ‘MARIJUANA - Called marijuana, pot, grass, weed, skunk, reefer, bhang, ganja… the drug has many forms but they all snare the user with a chemically-induced peace that is very habit forming.’
    • ‘The author claimed the soldier was an ordinary sepoy who, under the influence of bhang, committed a reckless act for which he was hanged.’

Origin

From Hindi bhāṅg.

Pronunciation

bhang

/baŋ/