Zhang vs Bhang - What's the difference?

zhang | bhang |

As a proper noun zhang

is of chinese origin.

As a noun bhang is

cannabis, especially as used in the indian subcontinent.




  • A traditional Chinese unit of length, 10 Chinese feet or 1/150 Chinese mile.
  • Usage note

    The exact length of a zhang depends upon the jurisdiction, with mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong all employing differently standardized values of the Chinese foot. See .




  • Cannabis, especially as used in the Indian subcontinent.
  • * 2007 , Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road , Sceptre 2008, p. 101:
  • He rolled out from under Zelikman, who looked surprised as if by the turn his bhang dream had taken.
  • * 1919, , Duckworth, hardback edition, page 36
  • Almost from the outset of her arrival in the town, soft-muted music, the strange, heart-rending, mournful music of the East - suggestive of apes, and pearls, and bhang , and the colour blue - was to be heard, surging from the Nook in monotonous improvisation.