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Noun: peyote  pey'ow-tee
  1. A small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
    - mescal, mezcal, Lophophora williamsii
  2. The hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
    - mescaline, mescalin

Derived forms: peyotes

Type of: cactus, hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug

Part of: genus Lophophora, Lophophora, magic mushroom, mescal button, sacred mushroom, shroom [N. Amer, informal]

Encyclopedia: Peyote