mescaline

noun
mes·​ca·​line | \ ˈme-skə-lən How to pronounce mescaline (audio) , ˈme-skə-ˌlēn \

Definition of mescaline

: a hallucinatory crystalline alkaloid C11H17NO3 that is the chief active principle in peyote buttons

Examples of mescaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How is Journey Colab learning from these traditional users of mescaline? Louis Metzger Iv, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Could this class of drugs, which includes LSD, mescaline and many lesser-known or yet to be discovered chemicals, revive drug development for psychiatry? Danielle Schlosser, Scientific American, 14 Sep. 2021 Pollan recounts positive recreational experiences with opium tea and mescaline and offers a mixed report on the effect of caffeine on individuals and society. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 Scientific research into psilocybin, LSD and mescaline blossomed in the 1950s and 1960s, Hendricks said. al, 20 Oct. 2021 Those drugs include psilocybin, psilocyn, ecstasy, LSD, DMT, mescaline (excluding peyote) and ibogaine. NBC News, 19 Sep. 2021 The food writer studies three psychoactive plants — opium, caffeine and mescaline. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 The word was coined in 1956 by the psychiatrist Humphry Osmond in correspondence with Aldous Huxley, whom Osmond had supplied with the dose of mescaline that inspired Huxley’s best seller The Doors of Perception (1954). Mike Jay, The New York Review of Books, 5 Nov. 2020 The food writer studies three psychoactive plants — opium, caffeine and mescaline. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mescaline

1896, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Mescaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mescaline. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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mescaline

noun
mes·​ca·​line | \ ˈmes-kə-lən How to pronounce mescaline (audio) , -ˌlēn How to pronounce mescaline (audio) \

Medical Definition of mescaline

: a hallucinatory crystalline alkaloid C11H17NO3 that is the chief active principle in peyote buttons

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