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mescaline

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noun mes·ca·line \ˈmes-kə-lən, -ˌlēn\

Simple Definition of mescaline

  • : a drug that comes from a cactus and that makes people see things that are not real

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mescaline

  1. :  a hallucinatory crystalline alkaloid C11H17NO3 that is the chief active principle in peyote buttons

1896

First Known Use of mescaline

1896


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mescaline

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noun mes·ca·line \ˈmes-kə-lən, -ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of mescaline

  1. :  a hallucinatory crystalline alkaloid C11H17NO3 that is the chief active principle in peyote buttons




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