yen–shee

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noun \ˈyen-ˈshē\

Definition of yen–shee

  1. :  the residue formed in the bowl of an opium pipe by smoking

Origin and Etymology of yen–shee

Chinese (Guangdong) yīn-sí, from yīn opium + excrement, filth


First Known Use: circa 1882

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