hasheesh

hashish

[hash-eesh, -ish, ha-sheesh, hah-]
noun
1.
the flowering tops and leaves of Indian hemp smoked, chewed, or drunk as a narcotic and intoxicant.
2.
the dried resinous exudate of the flowering tops of this plant, containing larger amounts of the active ingredient.
Also, hasheesh [hah-sheesh, hah-sheesh] .


Origin:
1590–1600; < Arabic hashīsh literally, dry vegetation (e.g., hay)

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hashish or hasheesh (ˈhæʃiːʃ, -ɪʃ, ˈhæʃiːʃ)
 
n
1.  See also cannabis a purified resinous extract of the dried flower tops of the female hemp plant, used as a hallucinogenic
2.  any hallucinogenic substance prepared from this resin
 
[C16: from Arabic hashīsh hemp, dried herbage]
 
hasheesh or hasheesh
 
n
 
[C16: from Arabic hashīsh hemp, dried herbage]

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hashish
1598, from Arabic hashish "powdered hemp," lit. "dry herb," from hashsha "it became dry, it dried up."
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hashish hash·ish (hāsh'ēsh', -ĭsh, hā-shēsh', hä-)
n.
A purified resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked or chewed as a narcotic or an intoxicant.

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