gage

Definitions

Agriculture

Food

  • A group of smaller plums, Prunus domestica or P. insititia, noted for their sweet flavour and pleasant smell. The two common varieties are the greengage and the golden mirabelle.

Slang

  • noun marihuana or hashish. Gauge is a now obsolete slang term for an alcoholic drink and later also for a pipe or a pipeful of tobacco, coming presumably from the idea of a ‘measure’ (of something intoxicating). The survival of these senses in American and Jamaican English led to the use of the same word for cannabis.
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