- See hookah.
- Flavored tobacco smoked in a hookah, usually mixed with molasses or honey and often fruit pulp or dried fruits.
Origin of shishaArabic 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 originJewish 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.
Origin of shishaHindi śīśā Urdu šīšā glass, mirror from Persian šīša ; see shisa 1.