mescal bean

noun

Definition of mescal bean

  1. 1 :  peyote button

  2. 2a :  a leguminous shrub or small tree (Sophora secundiflora) with alternate pinnate leaves often poisonous to livestock, flowers in dense one-sided racemes, and bright red narcotic seeds that resemble beans —called also coral bean b :  a seed of this plant

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