Peyote

Peyote cactus with flower

Lophophora williamsii, Lophophora diffusa

Peyote (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish peyote, from Classical Nahuatl peyotl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peɪˈjoʊti/

Noun

peyote (plural peyotes)

  1. A small, spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii) found from southwest United States to central Mexico that produces buttonlike tubercles that can be chewed for its psychedelic effect, primarily from the drug mescaline.
  2. A mescal button produced by the plant.

Synonyms

  • (Lophophora williamsii): mescal

Translations

Further reading

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