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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nargile \Nar"gile\, Nargileh \Nar"gi*leh\, n. [Per. n[=a]rgh[imac]l, prop., a cocoanut; prob. so called because first made of a cocoanut.] An apparatus for smoking tobacco. It has a long flexible tube, and the smoke is drawn through water. Also called hoookah and water pipe. Functionally similar to the hubble-bubble, a simplified form. [1913 Webster +PJC]