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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



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also peyotl \-ˈōt-əl\play

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