hashish

noun
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 Another paints a picture of a young generation ruined by hashish and hard drugs. Washington Post, "Moroccan rapper on trial amid growing rage at powers-that-be," 25 Nov. 2019 In addition to the millions of illicit cigarettes, weapons, hashish, and marijuana were found during police raids. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Authorities arrest 20 after discovering Europe's first underground cigarette factory," 20 Feb. 2020 And also believed that hashish counteracted the effects. David A Guba, Quartz, "France’s forgotten golden age of medicinal marijuana," 3 Oct. 2019 Instead, it is believed to have started in India and gradually spread to Persia and was initially used to smoke opium and hashish. Fox News, "California lawmakers retreat on hookah ban citing 'Middle East cultural tradition'," 8 Sep. 2019 Until now, big league players referred to the treatment board who failed to comply with their treatment plan for use or possession of marijuana, hashish or synthetic THC had been subject to fines of up to $35,000 per violation. Ronald Blum, The Denver Post, "MLB, union agree to remove marijuana from list of “drugs of abuse”," 12 Dec. 2019 Authorities later seized $100 million in hashish from a boat and credited Taylor as a key. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "The story behind a Harvard, Mass., dad and ex-soldier who purportedly helped former Nissan boss escape," 12 Jan. 2020 Authorities recovered more than 80 bundles of hashish that had fallen to the sea that weighed more than 3 tons, according to the Civil Guard. Fox News, "Suspected drug traffickers rescue Spanish police officers after collision at sea during high-speed chase," 6 Oct. 2019 The popularity of hashish tincture grew rapidly in France during the late 1840s, peaking in 1848. David A Guba, Quartz, "France’s forgotten golden age of medicinal marijuana," 3 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of hashish was in 1598

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24 May 2020

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“Hashish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hashish. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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hashish

noun
How to pronounce hashish (audio) How to pronounce hashish (audio)

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 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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