hash·ish also hash·eesh (hăshēsh′, hă-shēsh, hä-)
Resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked, chewed, or ingested to induce euphoria.
[Arabic ḥašīš, hemp, dried grass, from ḥašša, to mow; see ḥśś in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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