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dagga, noun2

Forms:
daaga, daccaShow more Also daaga, dacca, dacha, dacka, daga, daka, dakha, dakka, docha, doka, tagga.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, KhoikhoiShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch adaptation of Khoikhoi dachab.
1. The marijuana or Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa of the Cannabaceae; (especially) the dried leaves of this plant, used as a narcotic; boom noun sense 1; hoenderpoot, see hoender sense 1; insangu; matekwane; parcel sense 2; stop sense 2; tree of knowledge; zol noun sense 2. Also attributive. See also Durban poison (Durban), majat.
Note:
Quantities of dagga are variously referred to as arm, cob noun2, stop (sense 1), zol (sense 1 b).
1670 J. Ogilby Africa 583A powerful Root, which they call Dacha; sometimes eating it, other-whiles mingling it with Water to drink; either of which ways taken, causeth Ebriety.
1992 South 27 Feb. 6There is considerable debate over the effects of dagga. While most heavy drug users began with dagga, there is no evidence to prove that dagga creates a dependency on hard drugs.
2. Usually with distinguishing epithet, as klipdagga /kləp-/ [Afrikaans, klip rock], red dagga, wild dagga or wilde dagga /vəldə-/ [Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), wilde wild]: any of several species of plant of the genus Leonotis of the Lamiaceae, especially the flowering plant Leonotis leonurus, noted for its medicinal properties, and traditionally smoked for its intoxicating effect.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 145Bucku (diosma) and wild dacka (phlomis leonurus)..are known both by the colonists and the Hottentots to be as efficacious as they are common.
1992 H. Hutchings in Weekend Post 22 Aug. (Leisure) 7Leonotis leonurus, commonly known as wild dagga, is an attractive large shrub.
3. combinations.
a. Objective:
dagga-smoking verbal noun, also attributive.
1894 C.H.W. Donovan With Wilson in Matabeleland 40It is exceedingly entertaining to watch these boys ‘dakha-smoking’.
1990 J. Naidoo Coolie Location 95James Karia Kollapen, the tough, dagga-smoking Delfos centre half and star..dashed on to the field.
b. Special Combinations
dagga pipe,

(a). a pipe (made and) used for smoking dagga; cf. bottleneck sense b;

(b). pipe sense 2 a;
dagga-run, a name given to the most common routes taken by smugglers of dagga from the Transkei into the rest of South Africa;
dagga-runner, one who smuggles dagga;
dagga-running, the smuggling of dagga;
dagga smoker, dagga-rooker.
1860, 1902dagga pipe: [see quots at sense 1 above].
A. DeliusDay Natal Took Off9national road
1963 L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 102Dagga-smoking was so rife in Jeppe that the suburb had earned the nick-name of ‘Dagga Town’.
The marijuana or Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa of the Cannabaceae; (especially) the dried leaves of this plant, used as a narcotic; boomnoun1; hoenderpoot, see hoender1; insangu; matekwane; parcel2; stop2; tree of knowledge; zolnoun2. Also attributive.
any of several species of plant of the genus Leonotis of the Lamiaceae, especially the flowering plant Leonotis leonurus, noted for its medicinal properties, and traditionally smoked for its intoxicating effect.
a pipe (made and) used for smoking dagga;
pipe2 a;

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