yage

noun
ya·​ge | \ ˈyä-​ˌhā How to pronounce yage (audio) \
variants: or yagé or less commonly yaje or yajé

Definition of yage

: ayahuasca Among students at Columbia University, Michael Taussig has a glamorous reputation. An anthropologist who specializes in South America, he has hung out with shamans and tripped on yage, a potent hallucinogen, dozens of times.— Emily Eakin

First Known Use of yage

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yage

borrowed from American Spanish yagé, yajé, yahé, perhaps borrowed from a language in the Tukanoan family (spoken by American Indian peoples of southeastern Colombia and adjacent parts of Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil)

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“Yage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yage. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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yage

noun
ya·​ge
variants: or yagé also yaje or yajé \ ˈyä-​ˌhā How to pronounce yage (audio) \

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