hashish

noun
hash·​ish | \ˈha-ˌshēsh, ha-ˈshēsh \

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

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The stuffy room smells of hashish and gas from a small heater. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 Sammy Shehata was arrested on drug possession charges after deputies found 7 grams of marijuana and 11 grams of hashish. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Former Orange deputy pleads guilty to stealing cash, credit cards from drug suspect, court records show," 11 July 2018 The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that medical cannabis extracts, also called hashish, do not fall under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and can no longer be sold in dispensaries. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona court rules hashish illegal under medical marijuana law," 29 June 2018 Smoke rises from their midst and the heady smell of hashish wafts all the way to the street outside the gates. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 Police had raided shops in the Banayee neighborhood on Wednesday on suspicion that their owners were selling illicit substances including alcohol and hashish, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. Max Bearak, Washington Post, "Suicide bombing kills at least 20 in Kabul, including 16 police officers," 5 Jan. 2018 Jones was found in possession of a jar containing 0.05 ounces of hashish in March 2013, according to court records. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona court rules hashish illegal under medical marijuana law," 29 June 2018 Not much was set straight, especially Depp, who ingests a steady stream of wine and hashish throughout the story. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Johnny Depp's interview with Rolling Stone is outrageous, depressing," 22 June 2018 That’s when about a dozen North Korean diplomats were expelled from Scandinavian countries for smuggling alcohol, cigarettes, and hashish, using their diplomatic pouches as a distribution network. Bloomberg.com, "Why Doesn’t North Korea Want to Be More Like Its Neighbors?," 23 May 2018

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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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hashish

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hashish

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

hashish

noun
hash·​ish | \ˈhash-ˌēsh, ha-ˈshēsh \

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

— compare bhang sense 2, marijuana

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