yen-shee

noun
\ ˈyen-ˈshē \

Definition of yen-shee 

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

First Known Use of yen-shee

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yen-shee

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

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