peyote button
noun Date: 1921 one of the dried discoid tops of the peyote cactus

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  • peyote button — n one of the dried discoid tops of the peyote cactus called also mescal button …   Medical dictionary

  • peyote — /peɪˈoʊti/ (say pay ohtee), /piˈoʊti/ (say pee ohtee) noun 1. the mescal, Lophophora williamsii. 2. any of several related or unrelated cacti which grow in Mexico. {American Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl caterpillar (referring to the downy centre… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Peyote stitch — Peyote stitch, also known as Gourd stitch, is an off loom bead weaving technique. Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row. Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat… …   Wikipedia

  • peyote — mescal cactus, 1849, from Mex.Sp. peyote, from Nahuatl peyotl, said to mean caterpillar; the cactus so called from the downy button on top …   Etymology dictionary

  • peyote — /pay oh tee/; Sp. /pe yaw te/, n., pl. peyotes / teez/; Sp. / tes/. 1. mescal (def. 3). 2. See mescal button. 3. mescaline. 4. (in Mexico) any of several cacti related to or resembling mescal. [1840 50 …   Universalium

  • button — n 1a. the clitoris. An obvious reference which has been recorded in English since 1879. It gave rise to the now archaic buttonhole for the vagina. 1b. the chin. Most often heard in the phrase right on the button , used of a punch that finds its… …   Contemporary slang

  • peyote — 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)

  • peyote — Synonyms and related words: DET, DMT, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acid, antidepressant, ataractic, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, gage, ganja, grass, hallucinogen, hash, hashish, hay, hemp, joint, kava, marijuana, mescal, mescal bean,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peyote — pe•yo•te [[t]peɪˈoʊ ti[/t]] n. pl. tes 1) pha mescal 3) 2) pha mescal button 3) pha mescaline 4) pln (in Mexico) any of several cacti related to or resembling mescal • Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; < MexSp < Nahuatl peyotl …   From formal English to slang

  • peyote — A type of cactus called mescal, found in Mexico and southwestern U.S. It contains button like tubercles that are dried and chewed as an hallucinatory drug. Mescaline is an alkaloid of it …   Black's law dictionary

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