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noun hash·ish \ˈha-ˌshēsh, ha-ˈshēsh\

Definition of hashish

  1. :  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 — compare bhang, marijuana

Origin and Etymology of hashish

Arabic ḥashīsh


First Known Use: 1598


HASHISH Defined for English Language Learners

hashish

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noun hash·ish \ˈha-ˌshēsh, ha-ˈshēsh\

Definition of hashish for English Language Learners

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


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hashish

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noun hash·ish \ˈhash-ˌēsh, ha-ˈshēsh\

Medical Definition of hashish

  1. :  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 2, marijuana


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