Origin of charas
1870–75; < Hindi: resin of the hemp plant
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Examples from the Web for charas
The dose of Charas is from ten to twelve grains made up into a pill, which is smoked like tobacco.
While we were in Nepal, a shopkeeper, who attended the camp, smoked so much Charas that he died.
Charas states that the great physician gave it the name of hiera picra or holy bitter.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy
Charles John Samuel Thompson
- another name for hashish
C19: from Hindi