Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • n. The leaves and tender parts of the Indian hemp plant (which are intoxicating), which are dried for either chewing or smoking.
  • n. A cannabis extract (See Hashish on Wikipedia.Wikipedia).
  • n. marijuana generally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tops and tender parts of Indian hemp (Cannabis sativa, var. Indica), called in India, ganjah (which see), together with a resinous exudation upon them, gathered after flowering. See hemp, and Indian hemp (under hemp).
  • n. An intoxicating preparation of this plant, which is either smoked or drunk as an infusion: called in India bhang (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Arabic ḥašīš, hemp, dried grass, from ḥašša, to mow; see ḥśś in Semitic roots.

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From Arabic حشيش (ḥašīš, "hay, dried herb").

Examples

  • The English word comes from the same root as the word "hashish."

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  • That stuff we call hashish or hash in English, that gets you high and is more potent than marijuana although who knows anymore.

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  • The regulations will also likely include the nation's first guidelines for the safe production of hashish, which is concentrated marijuana.

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  • As a more concentrated, resinous form it is called hashish, and as a sticky black liquid, hash oil.

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  • Efforts to block what's been dubbed the hashish highway.

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  • WILF DINNICK, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): These waters have been dubbed the hashish highway.

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  • The couple's largest problem when it came to their inability to stay in this country, however, was Lennon's inability to get a visa because of a conviction against him in England for possessing cannabis resin (better known as hashish).

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  • The month before school started, he went to Europe and to my surprise came back with a powerful drug called hashish.

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  • "Must look into the botanical background of substance known as hashish, " I jotted in my journal, writing by the light of candles that grew incessantly jewel-like even as protean wafts of incense approached my snout like platters of ripe fruits borne on the backs of Nubian pages.

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  • It is the drug derived from the Indian hemp, scientifically named Cannabis Indica, better known as hashish, or bhang, or a dozen other names in the East.

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