magic mushroom


Definition of magic mushroom

: a fungus (such as genus Psilocybe) containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (such as psilocybin)

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Recent Examples on the Web The company, which got its start opening cannabis clinics across Canada, is planning to test psilocybin therapy next month in Amsterdam, where magic mushroom truffles are legal. New York Times, 9 May 2021 Roughly twelve years after Hofmann’s revelatory bicycle trip home from work, a banker and amateur ethno-mycologist named R. Gordon Watson spent two nights with his wife taking part in veladas, or sacred magic mushroom ceremonies. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 The study found no link between the use of LSD, psilocybin or mescaline (the psychoactive compounds in magic mushroom) and suicidal behavior or mental health problems. Katie Hunt, CNN, 27 Feb. 2020 From the window brothels to easily accessible psychedelics (magic mushrooms), tourists aren’t the only one who visit Amsterdam for a night of sin -- Amsterdam was ranked the most criminally active municipality in 2018, according to Dutch Review. 9. Fox News, 5 Feb. 2020 District of Columbia Washington: A group in D.C. is extending the fight to decriminalize drugs beyond cannabis to magic mushrooms, WUSA-TV reports. USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2020 Cristina Daura created suitably strange and psychedelic illustrations for an article examining the potential use of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, for treating depression. The Economist, 30 Dec. 2019 The resolution would decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. Washington Post, 4 June 2019 Reuters What exactly makes magic mushrooms psychedelic? Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of magic mushroom

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Magic mushroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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Medical Definition of magic mushroom

: any fungus containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (as psilocybin)


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