hashish

noun

: 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

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Word History

Etymology

Arabic ḥashīsh

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hashish was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Hashish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hashish. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hashish

noun
: a drug prepared from the flowering tops of the hemp that is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect

Medical Definition

hashish

noun
: 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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