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[hash-eesh, -ish, ha-sheesh, hah-] /ˈhæʃ iʃ, -ɪʃ, hæˈʃiʃ, hɑ-/
the flowering tops and leaves of Indian hemp smoked, chewed, or drunk as a narcotic and intoxicant.
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)
Origin of hashish
First recorded in 1590-1600, hashish is from the Arabic word hashīsh literally, dry vegetation (e.g., hay) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Baroudi took it for a moment, inhaled the smoke of the hashish, and poured it out from his mouth and nostrils.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • The effect is, in some respects, similar to that produced by the use of hashish.

  • Koudah, the boy, ran on naked feet to tell him in the caf of the hashish smokers.

    Halima And The Scorpions Robert Hichens
  • On one occasion490 they secretly filled his pipe with hashish (Bhang).

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Succeeding the study on hashish is one on the subject of opium.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life Thophile Gautier
  • Presently he spoke of the hashish café to which he had taken Isaacson.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • It has since struck me that it possessed peculiarities akin to those of a hashish hallucination.

British Dictionary definitions for hashish


/ˈhæʃiːʃ; -ɪʃ/
a purified resinous extract of the dried flower tops of the female hemp plant, used as a hallucinogenic See also cannabis
any hallucinogenic substance prepared from this resin
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic hashīsh hemp, dried herbage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hashish

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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hashish in Medicine

hashish hash·ish (hāsh'ēsh', -ĭsh, hā-shēsh', hä-)
A purified resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked or chewed as a narcotic or an intoxicant.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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