- 1 English
- 1.1 Alternative forms
- 1.2 Etymology
- 1.3 Noun
- 1.3.1 References
- 1.4 See also
Alternative forms Edit
Borrowed from Hindi चिलम ( cilam ) , from Persian چلم ( chilam ) .
- A conical pipe used for smoking marijuana, usually made of fired clay, porcelain, soapstone, glass or, more rarely, wood.
- 2007, Dolf Hartsuiker, Holy Smoke Especially for him I’ve kept some hash that I had gotten from another sadhu, a piece of black Manali of passable quality. In my hotel-room I cut it in two pieces — each sufficient for one chilam (a hash-pipe, usually earthenware, in the shape of a bottleneck, that has to be held in two hands for smoking).
- c. 1893, “Note by Babu Abhilas Chandra Mukerji, second Inspector of Excise, on the Origin and History of Trinath Worship in Eastern Bengal”, in Report of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission 1893-4 The votaries should assemble at night and worship with flowers. The ganja should be washed in the manner in which people wash ganja for smoking. The worshipper must fill three chillums with equal quantities of ganja, observing due awe and reverence.
- The part of such a pipe that contains the tobacco and charcoal balls.
chillum Contents 1 English 1.1 Alternative forms 1.2 Etymology 1.3 Noun 1.3.1 References 1.4 See also Alternative forms Edit cheelam