Definition of chillum
1 : the part of a water pipe that contains the substance (such as tobacco or hashish) which is smoked; also : a quantity of a substance thus smoked
2 : a funnel-shaped clay pipe for smoking
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In Afghanistan, Mellin smoked a chillum on the head of an ancient Buddha that’s since been destroyed by the Taliban.
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Origin and Etymology of chillum
Hindi cilam & Urdu chilam, from Persian chilam
First Known Use: 1781See Words from the same year
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