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peyote

  

      n      another name for       mescal       1  
     (Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl)  
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mescal  
      n  
1      (Also called)    peyote          a spineless globe-shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. Its button-like tubercles (mescal buttons) contain mescaline and are chewed by certain Indian tribes for their hallucinogenic effects  
2    a colourless alcoholic spirit distilled from the fermented juice of certain agave plants  
     (C19: from American Spanish, from Nahuatl mexcalli the liquor, from metl maguey + ixcalli stew)  


peyote         
      n      another name for       mescal       1  
     (Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl)  

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pyot, pekoe, peter, perorate

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