[ 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 hash·eesh [hah-sheesh, hah-sheesh] /ˈhɑ ʃiʃ, hɑˈʃiʃ/.

Origin of hashish

First recorded in 1590–1600, hashish is from the Arabic word hashīsh literally, dry vegetation (e.g., hay)
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British Dictionary definitions for hashish


hasheesh (ˈhæʃiːʃ)

/ (ˈhæʃiːʃ, -ɪʃ) /


a purified resinous extract of the dried flower tops of the female hemp plant, used as a hallucinogenicSee also cannabis
any hallucinogenic substance prepared from this resin

Word Origin for hashish

C16: from Arabic hashīsh hemp, dried herbage
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Medicine definitions for hashish

[ hăshēsh′, -ĭsh, hă-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.
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