narghile


nar·ghi·le

noun \ˈnär-gə-lē\

Definition of NARGHILE

:  a water pipe for smoking that originated in the Near East

Variants of NARGHILE

nar·ghi·le or nar·gi·leh \-ˌle\

Origin of NARGHILE

Persian nārgīla, from nārgīl coconut, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Sanskrit nārikela coconut; from the original material used in making its bowl
First Known Use: 1758

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