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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.]
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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(Recreational Drugs) another name for hookah
[C21: from Persian shishe a bottle]
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|Noun||1.||shisha - 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"|
calean, chicha, hookah, hubble-bubble, hubbly-bubbly, kalian, narghile, nargileh, sheesha, water pipe
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