Origin of peyote
Examples from the Web for peyote
For these individuals, the use of peyote was an essential element of the religious rituals of their Native American Church.Waiting for the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Decision
Geoffrey R. Stone
June 18, 2014
Shamans consume consciousness-altering chemicals such as peyote.Inside the Prison Journal of West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols
December 31, 2012
Peyote, the dried fruit of a small cactus, the use of which was only known in the old days to a few of the Medicine Men.The Trail Book
He says he leads you into safety; I say he leads you into the worst danger any living man can imagine—even in peyote dreams!The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
Their most sacred objects of religious veneration are the 'dalbehya, the Tame, the Gadmbitsohi, and the sei or peyote.
In the United States they are called mescal buttons, and in Mexico peyote.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
- another name for mescal (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for peyote
"mescal cactus," 1849, from Mexican Spanish peyote, from Nahuatl peyotl, said to mean "caterpillar;" the cactus so called from the downy button on top.