Archaic spelling of bong
, also known as a water pipe
, used for smoking various herbs. Today in the US and and around the world, bhongs/bongs are used most frequently to smoke marijuana
. A bhong is somewhat similar in function, and identical in purpose, to a pipe
. I suspect that Bhong's spelling comes from a Hindu
word for pipe. The spelling "bhong" seems to be used more frequently in places like France, as opposed to the US, as far as I can tell.
Somewhat redundantly, a US Military web site says: swat: A draw of marijuana smoke from a bhong water pipe.