hashish

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From Arabic حشيش (ḥašīš, hay, dried herb).

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  • IPA(key): /hæˈʃiːʃ/, /ˈhæʃɪʃ/

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hashish (usually uncountable, plural hashishes)

  1. The leaves and tender parts of the Indian hemp plant (which are intoxicating), which are dried for either chewing or smoking.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Dover 1964, p. 44:
      Coyly at first, but less guardedly as we grew bolder, we smoked the forbidden weed "Hashísh," conversing lengthily the while about that world of which I had seen so much.
    • 1876: Louisa May Alcott, Eight Cousins
      You know hasheesh is the extract of hemp?
  2. A cannabis extract (See Wikipedia-logo.png Hashish on Wikipedia.Wikipedia).
  3. (slang) marijuana generally.

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