mescal button
noun Date: 1887 peyote button

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  • mescal button — n peyote button …   Medical dictionary

  • mescal button — noun the button shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin • Syn: ↑sacred mushroom, ↑magic mushroom • Hypernyms: ↑plant organ • Part Holonyms: ↑mescal, ↑mezcal, ↑pey …   Useful english dictionary

  • mescal-button — kvaitulinis pejotlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lophophora williamsii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje (Teksase) ir Meksikoje. Turi haliucinogeninių ir narkotinių medžiagų. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mescal button — mescal′ but ton n. pha one of the dried tops of the mescal cactus, containing the hallucinogen mescaline Also called peyote Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • mescal button — one of the dried, buttonlike tops of a mescal of the genus Lophophora, used as a hallucinogen, esp. by certain Indians of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. during religious ceremonies; peyote. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • mescal button —    Southwest: 1887. The dried top of the peyote cactus. It induces hallucinations when ingested. By extension, this name is also applied to the peyote cactus itself. See peyote. Also known as mescal head …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • mescal-buttons — kvaitulinis pejotlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lophophora williamsii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje (Teksase) ir Meksikoje. Turi haliucinogeninių ir narkotinių medžiagų. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mescal bean —    1) DARE: 1856. See frijolillo.    2) DARE: 1888. The dried tip of the peyote plant, according to DARE. Compare mescal button.    3) According to Watts, the bean of the Sophora secundiflora, an evergreen bush with violet flowers …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • mescal — mes•cal [[t]mɛˈskæl[/t]] n. 1) vin an alcoholic beverage distilled from certain species of agave 2) pln any agave yielding this spirit 3) pln pha Also called peyote a species of spineless, dome shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii of Texas and N… …   From formal English to slang

  • mescal bean — noun shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beans • Syn: ↑coral bean, ↑frijolito, ↑frijolillo, ↑Sophora secundiflora • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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