A multi-stemmed, often times glass based water pipe originating from India. From India, it was made popular as the form we now see it in today in Turkey. A common taboo many Westerners do on accident is to pack the bowl with anything other than tobacco. This is frowned upon, but generally practiced in drug based societies because of the smoother, cooler smoke said hookah emits.
ps: Drugs are cool.
Come now Habib, we shall light the hookah to pass the time.
Come now Jerry Garcia and/or Jesus, we shall light the hookah to blaze us out of our fucking minds.