cha·​ras ˈchär-əs How to pronounce charas (audio)

Examples of charas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deity Shiva was reportedly a stoner, and devotees honored him by stuffing charas into clay or stone pipes called chillums, and entering psychotropic trances. Sean Williams, Harper's Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Hindi caras & Urdu charas

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charas was in 1819

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“Charas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


cha·​ras ˈchär-əs How to pronounce charas (audio)

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