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nar·ghi·leor nar·gi·le also nar·gi·leh (när′gə-lē′)
[French narghilé, obsolete variant of narguilé, from Persian nārgīleh, from nārgīl, coconut (from which the receptacle was made), from Sanskrit nārikelaḥ, nālikeraḥ.]
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narghile(ˈnɑːɡɪlɪ; -ˌleɪ) ,
(Recreational Drugs) another name for hookah
[C19: from French narguilé, from Persian nārgīleh a pipe having a bowl made of coconut shell, from nārgīl coconut]
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or nar•gi•leh(ˈnɑr gə li, -ˌleɪ)
n., pl. -les or -lehs.
a tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.
[1830–40; < Turkish nargile < Persian nārgīleh, derivative of nārgīl coconut, from which the bowl was formerly made]
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|Noun||1.||narghile - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water; "a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola"|
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