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hasheesh


hasheesh


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hasheesh  \Hash"eesh\,  Hashish  \Hash"ish\,  n.  [Ar.  hash[=i]sh.] 
  A  slightly  acrid  gum  resin  produced  by  the  common  hemp 
  ({Cannabis  saltiva}),  of  the  variety  Indica,  when  cultivated 
  in  a  warm  climate;  also  the  tops  of  the  plant,  from  which 
  the  resinous  product  is  obtained.  It  is  narcotic,  and  has 
  long  been  used  in  the  East  for  its  intoxicating  effect.  See 
  {Bhang},  and  {Ganja}.