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or nar·gi·le also nar·gi·leh  (när′gə-lē′)
See hookah.

[French narghilé, obsolete variant of narguilé, from Persian nārgīleh, from nārgīl, coconut (from which the receptacle was made), from Sanskrit nārikelaḥ, nālikeraḥ.]


(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]


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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narghile - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through waternarghile - 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"
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
References in classic literature ?
A Turkish officer with an immense plume of feathers (the Janizaries were supposed to be still in existence, and the tarboosh had not as yet displaced the ancient and majestic head-dress of the true believers) was seen couched on a divan, and making believe to puff at a narghile, in which, however, for the sake of the ladies, only a fragrant pastille was allowed to smoke.
There, on a table, surrounded at some distance by a large and luxurious divan, every species of tobacco known, -- from the yellow tobacco of Petersburg to the black of Sinai, and so on along the scale from Maryland and Porto-Rico, to Latakia, -- was exposed in pots of crackled earthenware of which the Dutch are so fond; beside them, in boxes of fragrant wood, were ranged, according to their size and quality, pueros, regalias, havanas, and manillas; and, in an open cabinet, a collection of German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouth-pieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of morocco, awaiting the caprice or the sympathy of the smokers.
A medical expert Dr Munawar Aslam talking to private news channel said, smoking a hookah also known as a water pipe, shisha, narghile or hubble-bubble comes with multiple health risks.
It goes by several names including hookah tobacco, maassel, narghile and argileh and comes in several flavours including fruity, minty, rich and creamy.
Some 132,500 packets of cigarettes worth over 596 thousand dinars and 730 kilos of narghile tobacco worth 33 thousand dinars were seized in these vehicles.
It is also worth mentioning that in addition to enjoying a delightful meal, you can enjoy narghile too.
A water funnel, otherwise called a shisha, narghile, hookah, which comprises a head into which tobacco is set, a body that is half-loaded with water, and a hose through which the client breathes in.
The association screamed loud lately at the administration department of the Lebanese University for the purpose of banning smoking in Lebanese drama scenes, in terms of annulling also the designs showing smoking in general, cigarette and narghile in particular.
Narghile (water pipe) smoking influences platelet function and (iso-) eicosanoids.
Its customers are, however, barred from smoking the narghile (water pipe) and playing cards, traditions that are rife in other coffeehouses of Cairo.
Volatile aldehydes in the mainstream smoke of the narghile waterpipe.