The Etymology of the Word "Pot"

The origin of pot has nothing to do with the culinary tools. The word came into use in America in the late 1930s. It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means “the drink of grief".
Text retrieved from dictionary.com on July 12th, 2015.

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