Definition of hashish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaSHēSH/


An extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins.
Example sentences
  • Again, the proximity of Morocco, where cannabis is a traditional product, facilitated the supply of hashish and marijuana for the Spanish market.
  • The NHSDA defines cannabis as both marijuana and hashish, and tells how it is typically used.
  • Supporters of this social movement share a diffuse ideology that sees marijuana and hashish as natural and benign drugs and their use as legitimate.


Late 16th century: from Arabic ḥašīš 'dry herb, powdered hemp leaves'.

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Syllabification: hash·ish

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