narghile

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noun nar·ghi·le \ˈnär-gə-lē\

Definition of narghile

  1. :  a water pipe for smoking that originated in the Near East

Variants of narghile

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nargileh

play \ˈnär-gə-ˌle\

Origin and Etymology of narghile

Persian nārgīla, from nārgīl coconut, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Sanskrit nārikela coconut; from the original material used in making its bowl


First Known Use: 1758



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