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shi·sha 1

1. See hookah.
2. Flavored tobacco smoked in a hookah, usually mixed with molasses or honey and often fruit pulp or dried fruits.

[Arabic šīša, glass bottle of a hookah, hookah, ultimately (probably partly via Turkish şişe, bottle) from Persian šīša, bottle, glass, from Middle Persian šīšag, bottle, flask, probably of Aramaic origin; akin to Jewish Babylonian Aramaic 'ăšîšā, jug, and Biblical Hebrew šayiš, alabaster, marble, both ultimately from Egyptian šś, alabaster.]

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shi·sha 2

The South Asian handicraft of embroidering fabric with small mirrors.

[Hindi śīśā and Urdu šīšā, glass, mirror, from Persian šīša; see shisa1.]


(ˈʃiːʃə) or


(Recreational Drugs) another name for hookah
[C21: from Persian shishe a bottle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shisha - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through watershisha - 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
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