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peyote

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noun pey·o·te \pā-ˈō-tē\

Definition of peyote

  1. 1 :  a hallucinogenic drug containing mescaline that is derived from peyote buttons and used especially in the religious ceremonies of some American Indian peoples

  2. 2 :  a small low spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii) of the southwestern United States and Mexico having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles —called also mescal



Illustration of peyote

Variants of peyote

also peyotl play \-ˈō-təl\

Origin of peyote

Mexican Spanish peyote, from Nahuatl peyotl peyote cactus


First Known Use: 1849

Rhymes with peyote


Medical Dictionary

peyote

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noun pey·o·te \pā-ˈōt-ē\

Medical Definition of peyote

  1. 1:  a hallucinogenic drug containing mescaline that is derived from peyote buttons and used especially in the religious ceremonies of some American Indian peoples

  2. 2:  a small spineless cactus of the genus Lophophora (L. williamsii) of the southwestern United States and Mexico having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercules—called also mescal



Illustration of peyote

Variants of peyote

also peyotl \-ˈōt-əl\play

Learn More about peyote

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "peyote" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "peyote"


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