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charas

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

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

Historical Examples of charas

  • 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
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Word Origin for charas

C19: from Hindi
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