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mes·ca·line

 (mĕs′kə-lēn′, -lĭn)
n.
A hallucinogenic alkaloid, C11H17NO3, obtained from peyote buttons and used by certain Native American tribes in religious rituals and illicitly as a recreational drug.

mescaline

(ˈmɛskəˌliːn; -lɪn) or

mescalin

n
1. (Recreational Drugs) a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C11H17NO3
2. (Pharmacology) a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C11H17NO3

mes•ca•line

(ˈmɛs kəˌlin, -lɪn)

n.
a white, water-soluble, crystalline powder, C11H17NO3, obtained from mescal buttons, that produces hallucinations.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mescaline - the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttonsmescaline - 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

mescaline

[ˈmeskəlɪn] Nmescalina f

mescaline

[ˈmɛskəˌliːn] nmescalina

mes·ca·line

n. mescalina, alcaloide alucinogénico, pop. peyote.

mescaline

n mescalina or mezcalina
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