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narghile

or nar·gi·le, nar·gi·leh

[ nahr-guh-lee, -ley ]
/ ˈnɑr gə li, -ˌleɪ /
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noun
a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.
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Origin of narghile

1830–40; <Turkish nargile<Persian nārgīleh, derivative of nārgīl coconut, from which the bowl was formerly made

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British Dictionary definitions for narghile

narghile

nargile or nargileh

/ (ˈnɑːɡɪlɪ, -ˌleɪ) /

noun
another name for hookah

Word Origin for narghile

C19: from French narguilé, from Persian nārgīleh a pipe having a bowl made of coconut shell, from nārgīl coconut
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