hoasca

noun
hoas·​ca | \ ˈwa-skə How to pronounce hoasca (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of hoasca

: ayahuasca Hoasca … is brewed from two plants that grow in the Amazon River Basin, and it contains DMT, a hallucinogen that the American government regards as a controlled substance.— Jeffrey Toobin Today this bitter tea, also known as hoasca, has become the sacramental ritual of two modern religions in Brazil.— Lisa Melton

First Known Use of hoasca

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoasca

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, probably borrowed, with the loss of the initial syllables, from American Spanish ayahuasca ayahuasca

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“Hoasca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoasca. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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