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hashish

[hash-eesh, -ish, ha-sheesh, hah-] /ˈhæʃ iʃ, -ɪʃ, hæˈʃiʃ, hɑ-/
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] /ˈhɑ ʃiʃ, hɑˈʃiʃ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Arabic hashīsh literally, dry vegetation (e.g., hay)
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British Dictionary definitions for hasheesh

hashish

/ˈhæʃiːʃ; -ɪʃ/
noun
1.
a purified resinous extract of the dried flower tops of the female hemp plant, used as a hallucinogenic See also cannabis
2.
any hallucinogenic substance prepared from this resin
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic hashīsh hemp, dried herbage
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Word Origin and History for hasheesh

hashish

n.

1590s, from Arabic hashish "powdered hemp," literally "dry herb," from hashsha "it became dry, it dried up."

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hasheesh in Medicine

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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