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parica

[par-i-kah, -kuh] /ˈpær ɪˌkɑ, -kə/
noun
1.
a snuff used by certain Indians of South America containing dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic agents, obtained from the seeds of the tree Piptadenia peregrina.
Also called cohoba.
Origin of parica
< Portuguese paricá the name of the tree < Tupi
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  • One of these Indian braves puts the parica into a tube and puffs it into the nose of his companion.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker

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