from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The flowering or fruiting shoots of the female hemp-plant, Cannabis sativa, used in medicine, but chiefly for smoking.
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The two gentlemen upon the housetop were leisuring away the time in the indulgence of a cigar, watching the water-fowl that swam and plunged on the bosom of the broad shallow stream, listening to the hoarse croakings of pelicans and the shriller screams of the _guaya_ cranes.
The Lone Ranche Mayne Reid 1850