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mescal button

one of the dried, buttonlike tops of a mescal of the genus Lophophora, used as a hallucinogen, especially by certain Indians of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. during religious ceremonies; peyote.
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First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He opened it, and one mescal button rolled out into the palm of his hand.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve

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