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ayahuasca

[ ah-yuh-wah-skuh ]
/ ˌɑ yəˈwɑ skə /
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noun
a woody South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, of the malpighia family, having bark that is the source of harmine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid used by Amazon Indians.
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Origin of ayahuasca

From Latin American Spanish (Ecuador, Peru); from Quechua aya “dead” + huasca “rope”

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British Dictionary definitions for ayahuasca

ayahuasca
/ (ˌaɪəˈwɑːskə) /

noun
a Brazilian plant, Banisteriopsis caapi, that has winged fruits and yields a powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid sometimes used to treat certain disorders of the central nervous system: family Malpighiaceae

Word Origin for ayahuasca

C20: from Quechua
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