hash·​ish | \ ˈha-ˌshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) , ha-ˈshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) \

Definition of hashish

: the concentrated resin from the flowering tops of female hemp plants (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) that is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect

called also charas, hash

— compare bhang, marijuana

Examples of hashish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creative method employed by Adam Gordon, a young American poet living in Madrid in this funny and flaneur-y first novel, requires a cup of coffee and a dose of strong hashish first thing every morning. Vulture Editors, Vulture, "101 Trippy Movies, Albums, Books, TV Shows, and More.," 20 Apr. 2021 The bill also repeals the offense of possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or salvia as a Level 6 felony. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "Every marijuana reform bill in Indiana died this year except for one. Here's what it says.," 26 Mar. 2021 Andrei Kovalenka, who used the alias Andrew Ayer, was arrested in 2019 and convicted of possession of more than 500 grams of hashish. Firdia Lisnawati, Star Tribune, "Russian fugitive arrested in Bali after fleeing deportation," 24 Feb. 2021 The narrator realizes his best prospect for employment is selling hashish. Jenny Shank, Star Tribune, "Review: 'The Committed,' by Viet Thanh Nguyen," 26 Feb. 2021 These units were known as the Hashishiyyun, from their reputation for using hashish before setting off on missions. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, "State-sponsored assassination: New tools, old questions," 10 Dec. 2020 But the full effects of hashish’s declining appeal as a cash crop are yet to be seen in the village. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "‘If There Were No Hashish Here, You Wouldn’t See a Single House’," 19 Oct. 2020 In Lebanon, Hubbard bought a couple hundred pounds of hashish and hid it in the vehicles, and the trio set off again. oregonlive, "Young Oregon woman survived Turkish prison in 1970s, her plight immortalized in hit song," 4 Aug. 2020 In April, authorities in Egypt discovered hashish veiled in milk cartons made by prominent Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, a cousin of Assad who – up until a recent falling out – was one of his closest confidantes. Fox News, "Massive 'ISIS drug bust' in Italy connected to the Syrian regime, not the terrorist group, analysts argue," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of hashish

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hashish

Arabic ḥashīsh

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3 May 2021

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“Hashish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hashish. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hashish

: an illegal drug that comes from the hemp plant and that is usually smoked or chewed


hash·​ish | \ ˈhash-ˌēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) , ha-ˈshēsh How to pronounce hashish (audio) \

Medical Definition of hashish

: the concentrated resin from the flowering tops of the female hemp plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa) that is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect

called also charas, hash

— compare bhang sense 2, marijuana sense 1

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