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pe·yo·te

 (pā-ō′tē) also pe·yo·tl (-ōt′l)
n.
1. A spineless, dome-shaped cactus (Lophophora williamsii) native to Mexico and the southwest United States, having buttonlike tubercles that contain the hallucinogen mescaline and are traditionally used in rituals by certain Native American peoples. Also called mescal.
2. Peyote buttons.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl, caterpillar cocoon, peyote (because the tufts of woolly hair in the center of its tubercles resemble caterpillar cocoons).]

peyote

(peɪˈəʊtɪ; pɪ-)
n
(Plants) another name for mescal1
[Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl]

pe•yo•te

(peɪˈoʊ ti)

n., pl. -tes.
4. (in Mexico) any of several cacti related to or resembling mescal.
[1840–50, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl peyotl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peyote - a small spineless globe-shaped cactuspeyote - a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Lophophora, Lophophora - two species of small cacti of northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles: mescal
magic mushroom, mescal button, sacred mushroom - the button-shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin
2.peyote - the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttonspeyote - the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
magic mushroom, mescal button, sacred mushroom - the button-shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin
Translations

peyote

[peɪˈəʊtɪ] Npeyote m

peyote

nPeyotl m

pe·yo·te

, peyotl
n. peyote, planta de la que se extrae la mescalina, droga alucinatoria.

peyote

n peyote m
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