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mescal′ but`ton


n.
one of the dried tops of the mescal cactus, containing the hallucinogen mescaline.
Also called peyote.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.mescal button - the button-shaped top of the mescal cactusmescal button - the button-shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin
mescaline, peyote - the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
Lophophora williamsii, mescal, mezcal, peyote - a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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References in periodicals archive ?
The mind-altering mescal button, known as "the plant that shows the way," is harvested from the peyote cactus.
The dry pieces, known as peyote buttons or mescal buttons, are chewed, or they may by ground and macerated with water to extract the active substance, mescaline.