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charas

[chahr-uh s]
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noun
  1. hashish.
  2. marijuana.

Origin of charas

1870–75; < Hindi: resin of the hemp plant
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Examples from the Web for charas

Historical Examples

  • The dose of Charas is from ten to twelve grains made up into a pill, which is smoked like tobacco.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • While we were in Nepal, a shopkeeper, who attended the camp, smoked so much Charas that he died.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • Charas states that the great physician gave it the name of hiera picra or holy bitter.


British Dictionary definitions for charas

charas

noun
  1. another name for hashish

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi
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