dagga "marijuana," 1660s, from Afrikaans, from Hottentot dachab "cannabis sativa smoked as a narcotic."

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  • dagga — n. a relatively nontoxic South African herb ({Leonotis leonurus}) smoked like tobacco. Syn: Cape dagga, red dagga, wilde dagga, {Leonotis leonurus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dagga — can refer to: Cannabis sativa Leonotis leonurus, more commonly known as wild dagga This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish …   Wikipedia

  • dagga — una hierba africana (Leonotis leonurus) con propidades euforizantes consumida por los hotentotes sudafricanos en infusión o en cigarillos. También llamada oreja de león fotografía [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/d/da.htm#dagga] Diccionario… …   Diccionario médico

  • dagga — [dag′ə] n. [Afrik, hemp, prob. < Hottentot daga b] MARIJUANA …   English World dictionary

  • Dagga — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Dagga peut faire référence à : Cannabis sativa ; Leonotis leonurus (en) ou Wild dagga ; Leonotis nepetifolia  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dagga — noun /ˈdaɡə,ˈdaxa/ a) Indian hemp, Cannabis sativa indica, or a similar plant of the genus Leonotis. He started to supplement them by smuggling dagga, and soon found it so profitable that he left the factory altogether. b) Cement. A few basic… …   Wiktionary

  • dägga — • dia, ge bröstet åt dägga nära …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • dagga — /dag euh/, n. South African. marijuana. [1670 75; < Afrik, first sp. da(c)cha, lit., hemp, orig. a similar indigenous plant of the genus Leontis < Khoikhoi; cf. Nama daxa b] * * * …   Universalium

  • dagga — Leaves of Leonotis leonurus, a plant found in South Africa, where it is smoked like tobacco with mild sedative effect; a term mistakenly applied to Indian hemp, Cannabis sativa. [aborigines term] * * * dag·ga dag ə, däg ə n 1) chiefly SoAfr… …   Medical dictionary

  • dagga — I South African Slang Origin: Afrikanerisms most common word for Marijuana. II South African Slang Origin: KhoeSan languages marijuana (has become a mainstream word in South African English)(from Khoe daxa b for Leonotis plant) …   English dialects glossary

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