Definition of charas in English:

charas

noun

mass noun
  • Cannabis resin.

    • ‘Under the Indian government's 1985 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, possession of charas is punishable by up to a year in prison.’
    • ‘The film traces the trafficking of charas in the country and the national and international connections that dominate this crime.’
    • ‘Altogether 126 were addicted to alcohol and 44 to heroin / charas; only eight had a history of injecting drug use.’
    • ‘In fact, the residents abandoned cultivating their traditional crops like barley, maize, millet and potatoes soon after the Malana charas became famous among drug users around the world in the 1980s.’

Origin

From Hindi caras.

Pronunciation

charas

/ˈtʃɑːrəs/