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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.]
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(ˈʃiːʃə) or


(Recreational Drugs) another name for hookah
[C21: from Persian shishe a bottle]
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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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 6, 2019-: Hookah (Shisha) Tobacco Market 2019: Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size, Segmentation, Opportunities, Forecast To 2024
Police in Mombasa have arrested 31 people during a crackdown on shisha in Nyali.Among those arrested is the manager of Black Out, a hangout joint frequented by shisha smokers.
A SHISHA bar on Manchester's Curry Mile has been closed after being caught repeatedly defying the smoking ban amid reports of crime and antisocial behaviour.
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Residents from Nairobi's Eastleigh have differed over the Ministry of Health ban on shisha smoking in the country.
One of which is Zodiac, the hidden shisha bar and restaurant that is so secluded its staff need to give out maps to help people find their way.
Egypt's Parliament approved the amendment of some articles of the 'Public Shops Law' on Monday, which banned 'shisha' in restaurants and cafes, unless it is licenced from the concerned entity, local media reported on Sunday.
RAWALPINDI -- Gunjmandi police on the directive of City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Abbas Ahsan, conducted raids in Narankari bazaar on Wednesday and arrested five shisha dealers, allegedly involved in sale of shisha, hookahs, flavours and gutka.
Malek Helali Doha Despite the increase in shisha prices at restaurants in Souq Waqif, the rate of its consumption has not gone down as expected, sources at the Souq Waqif have revealed.
TWO Cardiff shisha bars have been prosecuted for public health offences following council investigations.
Summary: Eentry of minors is prohibited after 9pm when shisha is served
FILE: A young man smoking Shisha in a cafe CAIRO --14 March 2018: In Egypt, it becomes harder to find a place to go if you don't smoke, and nearly impossible to walk through a cafe without walking through a fruit-scented smoke cloud.