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hashish

[ hash-eesh, -ish, ha-sheesh, hah- ]
/ ˈhæʃ iʃ, -ɪʃ, hæˈʃiʃ, hɑ- /
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noun

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.

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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

hashish

hasheesh (ˈhæʃiːʃ)

/ (ˈhæʃiːʃ, -ɪʃ) /

noun

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

hashish
[ hăshēsh′, -ĭsh, hă-shēsh, hä- ]

n.

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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