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Noun: mescal  me'skal
  1. A small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
    - mezcal, peyote, Lophophora williamsii
  2. A colourless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)

Derived forms: mescals

Type of: cactus, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn [informal], liquor, spirit [Brit], spirits [Brit], strong drink

Part of: Agave atrovirens, genus Lophophora, Lophophora, maguey

Encyclopedia: Mescal, Arizona